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Nyanza leaders to Raila: You are on your own

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A section of leaders from the Nyanza region has told off Azimio leader Raila Odinga over his planned anti-government protests.

The politicians, religious leaders, and professionals called on the youth to shun the rallies saying Azimio leaders have chosen the path of political intolerance which threatens the prevailing peace and stability of the country.

Led by former Kisumu senator Fred Outa, the leaders asked Raila to call off the rallies.

“We must stop the obsession that we can only get into power through violence, intimidation and blackmail yet we call ourselves statesmen and democrats. We must be honest with each other and move forward as one nation one people,” he stated.

Addressing a press conference in Nairobi, Outa said it is baffling that leaders from Nyanza warmed up to President William Ruto during his tour of Nyanza only for them to change their tune a week later.

“What went on between the visit by the President to Nyanza and the return of Azimio leader from a

“The debate on who should pay taxes should not be the business of young people who are looking for jobs.”

Betty Adera, a politician from Nairobi said women and children will bear the brunt of the rallies.

“We are asking Azimio to take those rallies to Karen, Runda and Muthaiga; and not areas where people are struggling to fend for their families,” she said.

Former chairman of Lake Basin Development Authority Odoyo Owidi wondered why Raila is still claiming that his election victory was stolen.

“It is like France coming to claim now that Argentina did not win the World Cup,” he stated.

On Wednesday, Nairobi Business Community cautioned opposition politicians against leading demonstrations in the city to compel the government to heed to any of their demands.

The chairman of the group, Wilfred Kamau, warned that the demonstrations would be a recipe for chaos and lawlessness.

“Should they put their threats to practice, we want to assure them that we are not moved. They will meet the Nairobi Business Community ready to resist them with equal measure,” he said.

Kamua nonetheless called on the government to protect their businesses in the event of opposition protests.


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