Raila Steps Out in Combat Attire Ahead of Mass Action Update
“We now declare the beginning of mass action, and announce that Ruto must go,” Raila Odinga.
While launching the Movement for Defence of Democracy (MDD), Raila claimed that President William Ruto failed to heed his call to lower the price of basic commodities, open the IEBC servers and engage the Azimio coalition in the recruitment process of IEBC commissioners.
Odinga promised to address the nation after the 14-day ultimatum he issued to President William Ruto lapsed on Wednesday, March 8. He had initially threatened to call for mass action should the government fail to meet the opposition’s demands.
Azimio asked President William Ruto to urgently address three key issues affecting Kenyans – the high cost of living, unemployment and the spike in the cost of basic commodities such as maize flour.
UDA secretary general Cleophas Malala, however, countered the demands with his own. Malala pressed the opposition to address claims that they were part of politicians who allegedly stole Ksh16 billion a few days before the August 2022 General Election.
Malala further demanded an immediate investigation into claims by Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyakang’o, who alleged that former Treasury Cabinet Secretary, Ukur Yatani, coerced her to release Ksh15 billion to state offices.
He also insisted that an audit of all the capital projects undertaken during President (Rtd) Uhuru Kenyatta reign.