Raila Odinga Suspends Kamukunji Rally Amid Threats of Violence

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga cancels planned anti-government rally due to intelligence of violent attacks by hired goons.

Odinga vows to continue the fight and calls on President William Ruto to listen to the people’s demands.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga has made the strategic decision to suspend the planned anti-government rally at Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi. This decision comes after receiving credible intelligence of a sinister plot to violently attack rally attendees by armed goons associated with Kenya Kwanza. Odinga expressed concern for the safety of the public and opted to protect them from harm.

Addressing the media, Odinga stated, “Late last night, we received intelligence of a most heinous plan by Kenya Kwanza to ferry armed goons who would attack peaceful attendees of our rally in Kamukunji. These goons had express orders to shoot directly into the crowd while enjoying police protection.”

Despite the rally’s cancellation, Odinga emphasized that their fight against the government will not waver. He called on President William Ruto to heed the people’s demands and warned that the protests will persist until a satisfactory resolution is achieved.

The cancellation of the rally followed reports of armed goons descending on Kamukunji grounds and indiscriminately firing into the crowd. Police used water cannons to disperse the peaceful gathering. Odinga thanked Kenyans for their support and reiterated their determination to secure a fair deal from the government.

The nation witnessed widespread disruptions as businesses shut down, and protesters clashed with anti-riot police officers. Odinga accused Kenya Kwanza of orchestrating the chaos by hiring goons from various locations across the country. He condemned the use of violence and stressed the importance of peaceful demonstrations to achieve their goals.

Raila Odinga also outlined his intention to unveil a new strategy aimed at compelling President William Ruto to meet the opposition’s demands. He urged unity and commitment among Kenyans, reminding them of past struggles for freedom and constitutional reforms.

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