Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga on Thursday, March 9, launched his mass actions against the Kenya Kwanza government.
The former Prime Minister made the directive after the 14-day ultimatum Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader issued to the President to expedite the opening of IEBC servers lapsed.
However, Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa on Friday, March 10, warned the opposition chief against engaging in demonstrations.
The United Democratic Alliance legislator in a statement said the Kenya Kwanza government will deal with Raila like a criminal.
“The same way the government cracks down illicit brews and 3rd generation liquor is the same way it will track Raila down if he engages in criminal activities,” Barasa said in a Tweet.
Barasa’s comments come just hours after protests erupted in Kondele.
In a short video shared by the Movement for Defense of Democracy (MDD) on Twitter, the protesters chanted anti-government slogans as they marched along the Kisumu-Kakamega highway.
The residents who held demonstrations in protest over the high cost of living converged in Kondele where they started matching towards the county commissioner’s office.
“Mapema ndiyo best! Kondele Kisumu County is already on it! Baba Raila Odinga with the high cost of living 20th March might be too far,” reads the tweet posted on Friday, March 10, 2023, in part.
Yesterday, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki warned Raila Odinga against engaging in mass protests.
Kindiki warned the veteran politician against attempting to access public offices or intimidate security officers stating that anyone who will go contrary will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
“Any person regardless of their rank in the society who threatens to forcibly access security facilities or intimidate officers on duty will be dealt with firmly, ruthlessly, and decisively in accordance with the law,” Kindiki said.