Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga has castigated those calling for his interventions over the current high cost of living.
Addressing university students on Thursday, November 9, the ODM leader warned Kenyans to prepare for worse times as he will remain silent.
Raila wondered why those people who were condemning his protests were the ones calling for him to call for a resumption of the anti-government protests to compel the Kenya Kwanza government to bring down the cost of living.
“The cost of living will not come down when the thieves are in charge. Today people are suffering all over… If those who said the demonstration by Azimio was destroying their businesses, ndio wanakuja wanauliza Baba yuko wapi. Na Baba yuko kimia. He is not talking,
“You said our demonstrations were destroying your businesses, now your businesses are being destroyed not by demonstrations but through taxes,” Raila said.
Raila said the current regime was being led by ‘rogues’ and ‘thieves’ and that they were not able to bring down the cost of fuel.
The former Prime Minister further wondered why Kenya’s neighboring countries like Tanzania and Uganda were lowering the cost of fuel when ours was going up.
He dismissed Kenya Kwanza’s administration’s claims that the ongoing Israel-Hamas war was the reason for the skyrocketing cost of fuel which Energy CS projected that it would hit KSh 300 if the war persisted.
“I showed Babu Owino yesterday a Tanzanian newspaper showing how they reducing the cost of fuel … here Chirchir is telling you the cost of fuel is poised to go up due to the ongoing Israel-Hamas war,” Raila said.
Earlier, Raila’s daughter Winnie Odinga had asked those calling for Raila’s help to leave him alone stating that his father was in Bondo and that no one should expect him in the streets anytime soon.