Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, on Thursday, March 30, pushed for the revival of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in new demands over the ongoing stalemate between the opposition and President William Ruto's government.
While addressing the media after the protests, the ODM boss explained that the initiative he started together with former President Uhuru Kenyatta would address several issues affecting Kenyans.
BBI, he stated, failed to kick off because of technical issues after it was declared unconstitutional, null and void by the courts.
"It was not that BBI was irrelevant it was just because of a technicality problem. That needs to be brought back to the table," he stated.
The former premier added that Azimio would continue with their protests and intensify their demonstrations as they push for their demands.
He acknowledged there was a lot of criticism regarding their actions to take to the streets, maintaining that they would continue to soldier on.
"These demonstrations are going to continue. And on Monday we will have another demonstration - the mother of demonstrations irrespective of what our distractors say or think," he stated.
Raila made the statements even as he addressed concerns over his security.
During the presser, the ODM boss noted that bullets were aimed at his car, with vehicles ferrying his colleagues, including Narc Kenya party leader, Martha Karua, severely damaged.
"There's no justification for the excessive force used against peaceful, unarmed citizens exercising their democratic rights today.
"The unprovoked attack left my car hit with seven live bullets. Despite this, we won't be deterred," he reiterated.
Karua, on the other hand, explained that she would sue Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome for damages to her car.
"They were deliberately throwing teargas. I don’t know whether 20 or how many canisters were thrown at Raila’s car and directly at the many cars, including mine. The windscreen is shattered.
"I will be personally suing IG Koome for the damage on my car," Karua threatened.
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