• Last Monday, Raila led mass protests which were witnessed in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and some parts of Migori.
• The Azimio leader on Tuesday announced that such protests will be held every Monday and Thursday until their plights are heard and addressed by the government.
Clerics have urged President William Ruto to open channels for dialogue with Azimio leader Raila Odinga to promote peace in the country.
The National Council of Churches of Kenya said they are ready to act as mediators to ensure smooth dialogue that will bring to an end the Azimio protests that started on Monday.
NCCK secretary general Canon Chris Kinyanjui said Kenyans are already suffering due to the harsh economy and the country needs peace and space to work.
“We in the church are available to meditate should that be required” he said.
Kinyanjui urged Ruto to embrace dialogue since he is the symbol of national unity.
He urged the Azimio leader to exhaust the channels provided for in the Constitution and laws of Kenya before resorting to mass action.
“As religious leaders, we urge Raila and his coalition to identify and recommend solutions to the problems facing Kenyans to avoid creating the perception that the party promotes lawlessness,” Kinyanjui said.
He spoke on Thursday at Jumuiya Country and Conference Home in Kabuku, Limuru.
He was accompanied by NCCK leadership who included the council’s chairman Bishop Joseph Ntombura.
Last Monday, Raila led mass protests which were witnessed in Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru and some parts of Migori.
During the protests, several people were injured and arrests made. In Nairobi and other areas where the protests took place, businesses were closed that day.
The Azimio leader on Tuesday announced that such protests will be held every Monday and Thursday until their plights are heard and addressed by the government.
Raila is pushing for what he calls "electoral justice", which is a mixture of his disputed claim that he won the last election and a push to block the reconstitution of the IEBC.
He also wants the high cost of living addressed.