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 Raila Odinga has given President William Ruto an ultimatum of 14 days to deal with Azimio Demands

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has given President William Ruto 14 days ultimatum to restore food subsidies and lower taxes.

Speaking on Wednesday, February 22 at Jeevanjee gardens in Nairobi during the IEBC National Prayers, Raila stated that the move to remove subsidies in the middle of a drought was a wrong move from the Kenya Kwanza government.

“We have been talking about the rising cost of basic commodities like unga, electricity, diesel, petrol sugar, milk among others for far too long. We have complained about raising taxes and we have lately talked about children dropping out of school for lack of fees. Withdrawal of subsidies on food and education in a middle of a drought and famine was a reckless move.

“Subsidies must be restored, and the price of basic commodities and taxes must come down in the next 14 days," Raila stated. 

File image of Raila Odinga

The former Prime Minister also demanded that Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) servers be opened and audited by reputable firms.

“Serves must be opened and audited under offices of reputable firms or organizations failure to which we shall lead the people to restore their authority and voice,” he added.

The opposition chief also asked the President to halt reconstituting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“If these demands are not met within 14 days, we shall lead Kenyans to mass action across the country to restore sanity,” Raila threatened.