Azimio leader Raila Odinga announced that his coalition will be holding protests across the country every Monday of the week.
Speaking to the media on Monday, March 20, in Eastleigh, Raila maintained that he will not be held back even as President William Ruto resorts to the use of force.
His declaration came after his convoy was teargassed while leaving Serena Hotel for a planned conference with his supporters.
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“We stated that today was a public holiday to allow us to protest. We have started a war. Every Monday, we will be protesting, are we in agreement?
“A war has started and it will not end until Kenyans get what they rightfully deserve,” Raila declared.
Further, Raila stated that he would report President William Ruto to the Internation Criminal Court (ICC) for the unconstitutional arrest of protestors and other leaders.
“We are protesting so that the cost of living can go down but Ruto has decided to arrest our people and beat them We will report him to the ICC,” Raila added,
Moreover, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka reiterated that President William Ruto had not followed the law as provided by the constitution, which allows for peaceful protests.
"Kenyans will not allow anyone to act against the constitution. We have also demanded that the leaders who have been arrested against the law and taken to Kiambu Road should be released immediately," Kalonzo stated.
Other leaders present included Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Raila’s daughter Winnie Odinga and DAPK party leader Eugene Wamalwa.
At Serena Hotel, the opposition leader's motorcade was sprayed with water from the GSU water canon.
Additionally, the Police officers lobbed teargas at the protestors and Raila Oding’as convoy forcing them to exit the State House road and head towards Kamukunji where he urged his supporters to carry on with the protests.
Earlier in the day, police officers arrested a group of protesters and Azimio leaders including National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi and Kilifi Senator Stewart Madzayo.
Police officers were deployed to areas surrounding State House in Nairobi and at different points in the Central Business District (CBD) including several roads to stop the protesters from accessing the State House.
In addition, there was heightened security in areas considered to be Azimio strongholds.
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