During the protests, it was widely reported that sections of protesters burned car tires where the property of unknown value was destroyed.
This was against Raila’s announcement that the demonstrations called to lower the cost of living would be peaceful.
But in a statement, Trade Chief Administrative Secretary Evans Kidero advised former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to instead marshal his troops to focus on economic activities.
The former Nairobi governor in a Facebook post on Friday, April 21, flaunted his maize plantation in Asumbi, Ndhiwa, and urged Azimio supporters to emulate him.
“I stopped at my farm in Asumbi after attending the burial in Ndhiwa to check on the progress of my maize plantation,
“Instead of inviting people to destroy properties and burn roads they should be advised to utilize their energies positively in their farms and other economic activities,” Kidero said.
His remarks come just days after the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga announced the return of weekly protests.
Raila who had suspended his weekly protests to give room for bipartisan talks as proposed by President William Ruto accused the other side of being insincere in the manner in which the dialogue was being prepared.
As such the former Prime Minister made it clear that the bipartisan talks would go hand in hand with his weekly protests.
Raila is pushing for the Kenya Kwanza government to bring down the cost of living, as well as the opening of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers for the 2022 election to ascertain who won the polls.
He further wants the Kenya Kwanza government to stop the ongoing process of reconstituting the IEBC.