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Raila To Make Major Announcement After Lapse Of Mass Action Ultimatum

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Opposition leader Raila

Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga might announce the start of his mass action plans tomorrow, after declaring that he will be making a major announcement on Thursday.

Raila had given President William Ruto a set of demands he wanted to be addressed within two weeks, a timeframe that ends today, as Ruto shows no signs of being interested in addressing them.

The former Prime Minister has as a result told his supporters to prepare for a major announcement, which is where he is expected to announce if the mass action plan is on or not.

 

“Hold your horses, the deadline is tomorrow (Wednesday). You will hear from us,” he said yesterday, after meeting senators allied to his coalition at the Parliament Buildings.

Ruto has so far been unshaken, even as Raila organises and holds rallies across the country, which have been branded public barazas and whose goal is to force the President out of office.

He has gone ahead to initiate the process of reconstituting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) one of the things Raila had warned against.

 

Allies of the former Premier have said that just like they do not acknowledge Ruto’s presidency, they do not acknowledge the IEBC reconstitution process as long as their side has not been involved.

 

“They can proceed to do what they wish to do, as far as we are concerned our position has not changed, we don’t recognise that process and we are not a party to it,” National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi has told The Star.

 

Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Amisi said that they will only participate in the process if they are involved, with the opposition demanding that political parties be included in selecting the new team.

 

Raila, who claims to have been rigged out four times, recently also proposed that elections be left in the hands of county governments, while doubting if there will ever be a free and fair poll process in Kenya.

 

 

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