Raila Odinga, the head of the Kenyan opposition, has canceled the demonstrations that were scheduled to take place on Monday, April 3, 2023. Raila stated on Sunday, “We stand down demonstrations for tomorrow but in doing so, we reserve our right to hold demonstrations should this process not bear fruit.”
After two weeks of protests, Raila declared that his party would engage the administration in conversation. “H.E. William Ruto today made a remark that I believe is crucial in the wake of the election. We have talked to a variety of Kenyans, including religious leaders, about the crisis that our nation is currently experiencing, he told the reporters in Nairobi.
“Mr. Ruto has asked me and Azimio to enter into a constitutional open-ended and patient dialogue with his government to find a resolution to the issues that we in Azimio have raised over the last year’s elections as well as key governance and cost of living issues facing our country,” he continued.
Despite the Supreme Court of Kenya upholding the results, Odinga charged Ruto of stealing the presidency and believes his government is invalid. President William Ruto encouraged the opposition to end their protest and join a bipartisan parliamentary committee to discuss their issues with the 2016 elections in his speech.
“I thoroughly considered the issues that Hon. Raila Odinga raised. Who is correct or wrong at this point doesn’t matter, according to Ruto. He continued, “Under these conditions, and in light of the recent events that resulted in the loss of lives and destruction of property, I encourage Hon.
Raila Odinga to call off any further protests. On March 20, 2023, Raila vowed to hold demonstrations every Monday and Thursday. Three people have since died as a result of the demonstrations.
“We will back you, regardless of how biased you were toward us. However, if you were in my position, you would have turned off the media, but we won’t. “I dare say that courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, but it is also,” Winston Churchill once said. Ruto informed the adversary.