Editor's Review

Odinga announced that the countrywide rallies would start this week at Kamukunji, Nairobi County. 

President William Ruto has said the threats by the Opposition will not derail the government's development agenda.

Speaking on Sunday, December 4, during an interdenominational church service at the University of Embu Grounds, Embu County, Ruto stated that the Kenya Kwanza administration was focused on resuscitating the ailing economy.

The Head of State noted that he had asked Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to request the Opposition's schedule so that the government can provide them with security.  

"Hawa wajamaa ambao wangekua wanafanya kazi ya Upinzani ni wale wale wa maandamano ya kawaida.. Nimeambia Prof Kithure awaulize schedule ya maandamano tuwapatie askari," President Ruto.

He added, "You will not blackmail this nation. You will not threaten Kenyans. We are determined to move forward." 

File Image of Raila Odinga

At the same time, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua told Opposition Odinga that his old trick of sponsoring protests to disrupt the government and force a Handshake will not work.

"We do not want a handshake, it is the worst thing to ever happen in our country. The only Handshake that we want is with Hustlers through development programmes like the Hustler Fund."

The former Prime Minister recently announced that they would start countrywide rallies in support of the four IEBC commissioners who are facing ouster from office.  

"On the 7th of December, we will launch the public consultations forum at the historical Kamkunji grounds. And we will return to the same grounds on the 12th of December to continue with the consultations," Odinga stated. 

The four IEBC commissioners are; Juliana Cherera, Irene Masit, Francis Wanderi, and Justus Nyangaya. Commissioner Nyang'aya has already resigned.