Karua stated that Kenyans have the constitutional right to take part in peaceful protests.”I am ready and the Kenyans are ready to take to the streets tomorrow (Monday),” Karua said during a Sunday church service, accompanied by opposition leader Rail Oding and other leaders, who also vowed to lead Monday’s protests.
They opposed a ban by Inspector General Japheth Koome, who threatened to arrest anyone who took part in violent protests, regardless of status.
“You said you would arrest us, I dare stop me during the protests,” said Karua, Raili Odinga’s running mate under the Azimio coalition during the August 2022 election. Odinga began protesting last week to forcing the government to face the high cost of living and protesting the president’s victory, which he says was stolen from him in polls won by President William Ruto in August 2022.
“If we have been intimidated, we do not plan demonstrations here. People have protested before and since they achieved unity there have been many events in Kenya,” Karua said.
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