Azimio legislators to wear black in solidarity with anti-Finance Bill protesters

Azimio legislators to wear black in solidarity with anti-Finance Bill protesters
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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Members of Parliament (MPs) are set to wear black in solidarity with the protesters taking part in the ongoing anti-Finance Bill demonstrations.

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Director of Communication Philip Etale, on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, revealed that during Tuesday’s protests, its legislators will unite with Kenyans in the fight against the proposed Finance Bill 2024.

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Etale further stated that the young generation is relentlessly fighting for the rights of Kenyans.

To stand in solidarity with Kenyans and particularly the Gen Zs who are working round the clock to fight for the rights of Kenyans, all Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition legislators will wear BLACK while on duty today. The message is clear #REJECTFİNANCEBILL2024,” Etale said.

ODM Director of Communication Philip Etale. PHOTO / Philip Etale / Facebook

Anti-Finance Bill demos

Activist Boniface Mwangi on June 21, 2024, issued a seven-day plan of action for the protest after 204 MPs on June 20, 2024, okayed the controversial Bill to go to the second reading despite public outcry.

Mwangi outlined activities that will take place during the seven days of rage.

Today, which is the fifth day of the rage, protesters are set to occupy Parliament.

“Tuesday, June 25, 2024  #OccupyParliament and Total Shutdown Kenya. A national strike. Gen Zs are granting all hard-working Kenyans a day off. Parents keep your children at home in solidarity,” Boniface’s action plan reads.

The activist further disclosed that on June 26, there will be a march to the Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
(IPOA) and Inspector General of Police offices demanding justice for the slain anti-Finance Bill protester Rex who succumbed to gunshot wounds.

Protesters
Anti-Finance Bill protesters. PHOTO / @ bonifacemwangi / x

According to the seven-day rage action plan, on the last day on Thursday, June 27, 2024, all major roads leading to Nairobi will be blocked and the protestors will occupy StateHouse.

“Day 7. Thursday, June 27, 2024,  Block main roads leading to Nairobi and #OccupyStateHouse to witness Ruto sign our lives into slavery.#TotalShutDownKE,” the activist revealed.

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