Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga is on Monday, March 20, expected to lead mass protests against President William Ruto’s administration.
The five-time Presidential candidate says he wants to reclaim their stolen supreme power after the August 2022 Presidential poll.
“Take note that on 20 March, we have a date with destiny in Nairobi. We shall stage a massive procession in Nairobi for a legitimate and inclusive government,” Raila announced to supporters.
On Tuesday, March 14, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga unlawfully declared Monday, March 20, a public holiday to enable his supporters who are willing to take part in the mass protests a humble time.
It however appears that several other countries across the continent have also lined up anti-government protests on Monday, March 20.
Nigeria’s opposition, that of Tunia as well as South Africa have also announced to hold protests over the recent general elections as well as the high cost of living.
In Nigeria, the focus will be on Abuja, which is the capital city where the Nigerian presidential candidate in the 2023 elections Atiku Abubakar is expected to lead supporters in peaceful protests over the electoral commission’s handling of last month’s disputed votes.
Atiku and other senior members of the opposition People Democratic Party will to the offices of the Independent and National Electoral Commission in Abuja where they will also hand in a petition.
In Tunisia, anti-government demonstrations are likely to take place in the capital city of Tunis.
Raila last week said he will lead the protests himself and explained that the action will involve company boycotts, strikes, and sit-ins in government offices.
This comes after the lapse of the 14-day ultimatum, which the veteran politician had issued to President Ruto to address the cost of living, open the 2022 presidential election servers and stop the process of appointing new members of the electoral agency, IEBC.