Raila to Kenyans: Prepare for tougher economic times
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga says Kenyans should brace for tougher economic times that will see the cost of living rise further due to government's take over of importation role of basic commodities such as agricultural products from the private sector.
The opposition leader, who toured Githurai accompanied by other Azimio leaders on Friday, faulted President William Ruto's assertion that the IEBC servers were accessible during transmission of the 2022 presidential election results at the Bomas of Kenya.
“Sasa hivi wizara ya trade ndiyo ina import sukari, mahindi, mbolea, mafuta... Wamechukua jukumu la private sector na kwa hiyo gharama ya maisha haiwezi shuka,2 he said.
The opposition demanded the re-introduction of food and oil subsidies, which the previous administration used to cushion Kenyans against both internal and external economic pressure.
“Hiyo pesa ilienda wapi? Sasa Wakenya wanaumia..lazima subsidies zirudi ili Wakenya wasiteseke,” stated Mr. Odinga.
The Azimio leaders announced that they will not relent on their mass action plans unless prices of basic commodities drop in the next 12 days.
“Hii safari si ya Azimio, ni yetu wote Wakenya ...Mkisikia firimbi ya Raila mujitokeze,” said Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua.
Mr. Odinga reiterated his demand that IEBC servers be opened and audited by an independent firm, faulting President Ruto's assertion that the electoral boday's servers were accessible to all stakeholders during the transmission of presidential results.
“We have a letter here from our legal team asking the Supreme Court to compel IEBC to open the servers,” he said.
The Azimio leader claimed that there is a plot to micro-manage the electoral body for purposes of rigging the 2027 General Election.
“We want a halt to the ongoing re-constitution of IEBC until the issues are addressed,” he stated.
The Azimio political outfit will hold rallies in Kakamega and Trans Nzoia counties at the weekend.
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