The KANU party, led by former Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, has distanced itself from Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga’s reported plans to spearhead the return of street protests.
This comes amid claims that the leader is working on organising mass action, which has been seen as very likely to transform into protests and demonstrations.
But KANU Secretary General Nick Salat, whose party is a member of the Azimio fraternity, has announced that they will not be part of the demonstrations.
The former East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP hopeful has distanced his party from the planned mass action, terming it uncalled for.
The pronouncement follows reports that Raila faced rebellious Azimio governors in Naivasha over the weekend, who also refused to take part in the demos.
“The principals were told that Kenyans only want stability. Our people are battling an ailing economy, joblessness, hunger and many other ills. This is not the appropriate time for mass action,” one of the present county chiefs told The Daily Nation.
President William Ruto has also warned against such, saying that while Raila and his troops are free to criticize him, demos will injure the economy.
Raila’s camp has raised a number of issues it doesn’t agree with Ruto on, among them the attempts to eject the four embattled IEBC commissioners.