The “great march to State House,” according to Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga, is scheduled to begin on Monday in Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).
Odinga on Sunday urged Kenyans to turn out in huge numbers at the city centre, from whence they will march to President William Ruto’s official house to vent their grievances.
He asserts that their victory in the 2022 General Election was stolen as a result of a fraudulent process by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission, and they will “reclaim” it (IEBC).
Let’s all gather in the CBD to start our great march back to the State House to recover our triumph, he said.
The former prime minister stated on Saturday that, with the exception of a few delegates, not all demonstrators will visit State House.
He said they had already told Japhet Koome, the Inspector General of Police, about the protests.
They will hold peaceful demonstrations and deliver the document to various government agencies.
We also have the documents in Nairobi, which we will deliver to the President.
We will deliver the memoranda there if he is in Harambee House, and we will send people, not a crowd, if he is in the State House.
We will ask a select group of people—not the entire crowd—to deliver our petition to the President.
Odinga’s protests, which he insists would be peaceful, are a part of his strategy to put pressure on Ruto’s administration to cut living costs among other issues.