Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has dismissed claims that retired President Uhuru Kenyatta is the one funding the opposition’s anti-government demonstrations.
Speaking on Saturday, March 18 during a joint interview with the media, Raila alleged that the protests are funded by Kenyans.
“Wanainchi wenyewe ndio wanafund hii maandamano. Hakuna mtu anaweza kua na pesa kiasi hiyo, sisi tunachanga, chochote mtu ako nayo anatoa kwa njia ya hiari. Sisi sio wale matajiri wako na mabillioni unaweza kutoa hapa na pale, sisi ni movement ya wanachi,” said Raila.
His remarks come after Leader of the National Assembly Kimani Ichungwah linked Uhuru to the Azimio protests.
Speaking during the homecoming ceremony of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at Kianyaga High School in Nyeri on Saturday, Ichungwah alleged that Uhuru is financing the Azimio demos and that Raila is a ‘hired mercenary’.
“Uhuru Kenyatta you are the principal sponsor of demonstrations being orchestrated by Raila Odinga. Raila is a mercenary for hire, na hiyo sio mambo ya kudanganyana. Tuliwaona jana we know who is financing them na tunajua mahali mnatoa pesa zenye mlipora wakenya and today you want to incite Kenyans that the cost of living is high,” said Ichungwah.