Raila Issues Eight Demands During Kamukunji Rally

Azimio party leader Raila Odinga arrives for a rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi on Monday, January 23, 2023.
Raila Odinga

Azimio party leader Raila Odinga issued eight decrees during the Kamukunji rally after releasing his findings of the August 2022 General Election.

Speaking on Monday, January 23, Raila Odinga referred to findings by whistleblowers at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), claiming that the election was stolen from him.

He claimed that the Supreme Court and IEBC were infiltrated by cartels and made the following clarion call:

Raila Odinga's motorcade snakes through the crowd as it makes way intoi Kamukunji Grounds on January 23, 2023. .jpg
Raila Odinga arrives at Kamukunji Grounds on January 23, 2023.
Raila Odinga

"We as Azimio reject the 2022 election results totally. We cannot and will not recognise the Kenya Kwanza regime and term its government as illegitimate.

"We do not recognise William Ruto as the president of Kenya and we equally do not recognise any officials in office with him.

"We demand that the entire infrastructure and the records of the 2022 elections at the IEBC be made public and be audited by an impartial body. A forensic audit of the IEBC results and systems is non-negotiable

"We demand that any attempts to reconstitute the IEBC single-handedly by Ruto cease forthwith so that Kenyans themselves can reconstitute the body after the firm and fair deliberations.

"We reject the empty [promises made and being made by the UDA regime and call on Kenyans to reject the punitive policies that are making life unbearable.UDA is resorting to these policies because it was not ready and did not get any mandate to govern.

"We call on Kenyans to resist and demand the removal of the punitive taxes that have led to punitive costs of basic products and services including Unga, milk, sugar, school books, fuel, electricity, bus fare, paraffin and school fees.

"From today, we call on every Kenyan buying electricity to take a keen look at the statement and see how much of their money actually goes into tokens, taxes and how long we are going to live like this 

"We demand that the Kenya Kwanza government resigns as it has neither the mandate nor the ability to govern the country 

"Lastly, we ask our people to say no to the UDA regime. This regime and its unfortunate and unfair policies must be resisted and the resistance starts today," Odinga declared

In his parting shot, he announced that the demonstration rallies would kick off beginning Sunday, January 29 at the Jacaranda Grounds.

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