Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday, January 23, jetted back into the country and headed straight to Kamkunji grounds where he addressed thousands of his supporters.
Raila was scheduled to give his supporters the way forward after an alleged IEBC whistleblower claimed that Raila won the 2022 presidential elections by over 8 million votes.
However, the opposition leader failed to give his supporters the way forward and instead announced that the Azimio la Umoja coalition will hold another rally at Jacaranda grounds on Sunday, January 29.
On the same day, Gor Mahia will lock horns with arch-rivals AFC Leopards in a highly anticipated Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League clash in Nairobi from 3 pm.
As such, Gor Mahia Foot Club pleaded with the veteran politician to cancel his planned rally.
In a statement club Secretary General Samuel Ochola, Gor Mahia instead asked Raila to grace the Mashemeji derby versus AFC Leopards at the Nyayo Stadium on the same day.
“We the Kogalo fraternity are aware that you have planned a consultative meeting with wananchi cum demo on January 29, 2023,
“We hereby formally invite you to grace the occasion, ” reads a letter addressed to Raila dated January 26, 2023.
The club further advised Raila to reschedule his planned rally to enable supporters of both clubs to make their way to time for the derby.
“We also appeal to you to consider either rescheduling the demo or having it in good time to enable the supporters of both cubs to make their way to the stadium in time for the derby,” Ochola added.
Raula who unsuccessfully contested for the presidency on five occasions announced the return of weekly protests and asked Kenyans to show up in large numbers as he launches a fresh onslaught on Kenya’s kwanza government over alleged voter-rigging claims.
“Raila appeals to Kenyans to show up in large numbers at the Kamukunji Baraza in the interest of the country.”