Azimio leader Raila Odinga at a past event. [Source/WD]
Renowned columnist and management trainer Mungai Kihanya has rebuked Azimio leader Raila Odinga for calling for protests against Kenya Kwanza administration set for today Friday, July 7.
Dubbed Saba Saba demos, Raila has asked his supporters to gather at the Kamukunji Grounds in Nairobi where he will launch an exercise to start mass signature collection to signify the withdrawal of Kenya’s sovereignty from President William Ruto and all officials of KK administration.
Kihanya, the brains behind ‘World of Figures’ column in the Daily Nation, dismissed the call saying it will achieve nothing for the common mwananchi apart from disrupting their lives such as making children not to go to school.
“Because of #Maandamano, many children in Nairobi will not go to school today. The #Maandamano will not achieve anything for the ordinary citizenry. This #SabaSabaMarchForOurLives is NOT for our lives; it is for one person and one person only – @RailaOdinga!” he tweeted.
The former lecturer at Egerton University said instead of Raila organizing for demos he should have just copied Busia Senator Okiya Omtatah who moved to court and successfully managed to temporarily stop implementation of the controversial Finance Act which the Opposition has described as punitive law.
“The only thing that works is the kind of action that @OkiyaOmtatah took. Without calling for a rally, he managed to put pause to the shenanigans in #FinanceBill2023. Some one please tell @RailaOdinga to stop wasting time for our children!” Kihanya added.
However, Nairobi politician Alinur Mohamed disagreed with Kihanya saying Saba Saba protests having nothing to do with Raila but belong to Kenyans whose lives have been made unbearable due to high taxes.
“The whole country has gone into a holiday mode. Kenyans in all 47 counties are waiting to participate in the peaceful saba saba protests tomorrow. It’s not about Raila anymore. It’s about all of us who are feeling the pain of the high cost of living,” Alinur tweeted.
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