- Muriu said that the Kenya Kwanza government is ready to serve Kenyans peacefully and Raila should not revive the memories of the 2007-2008 post-election violence.
- “We will not allow Odinga to disrupt the peace, the law is very clear on the procedures that can be followed and he (Raila) isn’t above the law,” Muriu said.
UDA Party secretary of legal affairs and Gatanga MP Edward Muriu has asked former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to call off weekly demonstrations or face arrest.
Raila Odinga has maintained his actions for demonstrations are meant to force the government to lower the cost of living among other issues affecting Kenyans.
He has publicly declared that the anti-government will be held every Monday and Thursday from next week.
Speaking to Star, Muriu said Odinga risks being arrested and charged if he fails to call off the strikes.
Muriu said that the Kenya Kwanza government is ready to serve Kenyans peacefully and Raila should not revive the memories of the 2007-2008 post-election violence.
“We will not allow Odinga to disrupt the peace, the law is very clear on the procedures that can be followed and he (Raila) isn’t above the law,” Muriu said.
The legal secretary accused Azimio leader Raila Odinga of plotting a handshake with the government, a move they won’t allow.
He said that they will only engage Raila Odinga and his team by following the rule of law.
He said that for positive and long-lasting solutions, the government ought to be given time to address the burning issues affecting Kenyans.
“Raila should not use the same tactics he used to Uhuru to be in the government. Ruto won’t be intimidated and we won’t allow such a move, we should be given time to serve the people as he (Raila ) waits for the next general election in 2027,” Muriu said.
UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala on Monday urged Raila Odinga and his team to use the law to petition their issues.
“We are asking our brothers to give us time, give our President time to implement his manifesto. Even the Auditor General audits books of accounts after one year, we are only 6 months into government,” he added.
He said that the Kenya Kwanza brigade is not intending to buy the allegiance of Azimio leaders.
Malala said President Ruto’s government is only reaching out to Azimio leaders to share its development agenda and work together with the leaders who believe in the same goals as the government.
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina said that the government has demonstrated that they are after their own pockets.
He said that they will not call off the strike until the government addresses the issues affecting Kenyans.
Raila Odinga has made it clear that he has no interest in any form of handshake with President William Ruto
“I’m saying here today, I don’t want handshake things!” Raila said during his recent Kiambu tour.
Maintaining that he was ready to die for a just cause, Raila said there will be no election come 2027 until the 2022 election debacle is decisively ironed out.