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Azimio leader Raila Odinga has hinted at the resumption of nationwide mass demonstrations. 

Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga has revealed that he will announce the resumption of anti-government demonstrations if the controversial Finance Bill 2023 is passed in the National Assembly.

Speaking on Wednesday during a meeting with members of the Kisii community at Chungwa House in Nairobi, Raila said he will blow the trumpet after the National Assembly discusses the bill next week.

“Tomorrow they will table the Finance Bill in the National Assembly and next week on Thursday the Treasury CS will read the budget after which the Finance bill will be discussed. If they pass the Finance Bill we will blow the trumpet,” said Raila.

This comes a day after Raila said that all Azimio la Umoja Members of Parliament have been instructed to reject the bill.

“The Azimio coalition has directed all our MPs to vehemently oppose the bill. The electorate should watch keenly for legislators who will support the bill because that will be betrayal to Kenyans,” Raila said on Monday.

File image of Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

President William Ruto on the other hand has maintained that the bill will help to create employment opportunities for Kenyans.

The Head of State on Sunday in Narok stated that he will be keen to see the MPs who will vote against the bill.

“I’m waiting for the Members of Parliament who will go and vote against the employment of these young people, against housing that would give these people the chance to own a house with five percent mortgage,” said Ruto.