Speaking when he campaigned for Jubilee Party’s Utawala ward rep candidate Patrick Karani at Fagilia grounds in Embekasi on Sunday, December 4, Raila urged his supporters to turn out in large numbers at Kamukunji grounds.
However, speaking during an interdenominational church service at the University of Embu on Sunday, December 3, President William Ruto accused the opposition leader of a plot to disrupt the peace of the country.
The Head of State said Raila’s threats to demonstrations are not new and that his government will provide Raila with enough security to avoid the destruction of Kenyans’ property.
“I have asked Interior CS Prof Kithure Kindiki to ask Azimio to give him their schedule of demonstrations so that we provide enough security to avoid the destruction of people’s property,” Ruto said.
Ruto said he will not be disrupted by Raila’s protests to deliver as per his pre-election promises even if the opposition wing holds the protests every day.
“They can demonstrate every day, once a week, every month, and for how many years. We want to know because we are used to them. We will remain focused whether there are demonstrations or not,” the president added.
On his part, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said that Raila’s planned demonstrations are nothing but a desperate ploy aimed at getting a handshake with President Ruto.
The DP said the Kenya Kwanza government will not buy into the threats of protests Raila used to force himself into the Jubilee administration.