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The Azimio la Umoja coalition to resume their anti-government protests on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

This is according to Azimio’s executive council chairman Wycliffe Oparanya in a statement on Monday noting that the resumption was prompted by the Kenya Kwanza coalition’s failure to commit to holding constructive bipartisan talks.

He further noted that Kenya Kwanza has shown no will to address their demands among them tackling the high cost of living.
Oparanya claimed that has instead resorted to propaganda that the costs have decreased when the facts across Kenya indicate otherwise.

“It is therefore a mockery of the envisaged dialogue to have him at the negotiation table for Kenya Kwanza. Kenya Kwanza has also shown no commitment to lowering the cost of basic goods including unga, fuel, electricity, and school fees, read part of the statement.

The chairman also claimed that Kenya Kwanza has repeatedly attempted to include members allied to the Azimio la Umoja on its side, which violates the nation’s multiparty democracy referring to the addition of Edlas MP Adan Keynan to the Kenya Kwanza delegation team, which they claim belongs to Azimio.

Azimio, according to Oparanya, remains committed to an extra-parliamentary dialogue that should be honest, transparent, meaningful, and bipartisan in conception and execution.

The protests, according to Oparanya, will be limited to Nairobi.

Azimio called off their bi-weekly protests on April 2, after President William Ruto welcomed the coalition’s leader Raila Odinga to bi-partisan talks and address their grievances.

By Jane Kibathi