Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa has asked Azimio leader Raila Odinga to retire peacefully, moments after Raila cancelled planned countrywide protests by Azimio.
In a statement on Tuesday, November 29, Barasa told Raila that Kenyans were tired of his demonstrations after every election.
The lawmaker claimed that it was not time for politics at the moment, further telling the former Prime Minister that Kenyans were tired of him.
"Raila Odinga, Kenyans are tired of you. We are past politics, it's time to work for Kenyans not time for demos. Kenyans are tired with your demonstrations after every election. Just retire peacefully," Barasa stated.
Raila cancelled the planned countrywide rallies, which he said on Sunday were to solicit support for the four embattled IEBC commissioners facing ouster.
The four are IEBC Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Commissioners Justus Nyang’aya, Irene Masit, and Francis Wanderi.
In a statement after an Azimio Parliamentary meeting on Tuesday, the former Prime Minister said that the decision to call off the protests was because of the ongoing national exams.
"We have decided to reschedule the start of our public engagements from tomorrow, November 30, to December 7 due to the ongoing national examinations. We have listened to the appeal of parents and our schoolgoing children and we decided to obey their wishes," read part of the statement by Azimio.