Azimio la Umoja One Coalition party leader Raila Odinga has announced a fresh round of protests, which are scheduled to begin on Wednesday next week (July 19)
Former Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa delivered the declaration on behalf of the opposition at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation on Thursday, July 13
.”We will have countrywide meetings next week Wednesday whether the government likes it or not,” Raila stated.
In addition, Azimio said that it would have a five-day period of mourning beginning on Wednesday, July 12 in memory of the Kenyans who were killed during the protests that day.
Further, the opposition has promised to provide financial assistance to the victims’ family members.
Raila’s group also said that they would sue the police over their brutality during the demonstrations. It was disclosed that the coalition was in the process of gathering evidence in order to bring a suit.
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Azimio also stated that they would go after specific police officers in an effort to increase officer accountability.
“We have instructed our legal team to institute proceedings against officers who went against their mandate of protecting Kenyans. We are asking Kenyans to share photographs of police who brutalised Kenyans.
“We are going for individual responsibility. We are also going against police commanders who know the actions of the Kenyans,” read the statement in part.
Odinga called off the July 12 Kamukunji Rally after he claimed police had injured demonstrators.
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Opposition leader said demonstrations would continue until President William Ruto rescinds the controversial Finance Act of 2023.
“We have witnessed savage attacks on our supporters by police officers who discriminately shot, injured and killed a number of people across the country, including here in Nairobi,” Raila stated.