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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has dared Azimio la Umoja to resume protests. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has dared the Azimio la Umoja coalition to resume protests over the controversial Finance Bill 2023.

Speaking on Thursday, June 8 during the groundbreaking of the Menengai Geothermal project in Nakuru County, Gachagua slammed the Azimio coalition over criticizing the bill.

The second in command dared the opposition coalition to return to protests, saying the Kenya Kwanza government will continue working.

“They are making noise, threatening to go back to the streets. The streets have not gone anywhere, they can resume the demos and when they finish they can go home while we continue working,” said Gachagua.

File image of Azimio Leader Raila Odinga.

His remarks come after Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga threatened to go back to the people if the Finance bill is passed in the National Assembly.

 “We have noted that the regime has run out of sound bites and explanations for their Finance Bill 2023 proposals and has resorted to threats. Should Ruto overrun the National Assembly, we will regroup and overrun him in the wider National Assembly of the whole people of Kenya,” Raila stated.

The former premier at the same time demanded that President Ruto withdraws the bill and seek forgiveness from Kenyans.

“We ask Ruto to humble himself, withdraw this bill, offer an apology, and seek forgiveness from Kenyans for the anxiety caused and begin afresh,” he added.