Kalenjin elders in Uasin Gishu have condemned the ongoing series of rallies conducted by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
Led by the chairman Myot Council of Elders chairman Alex Mursi, they said such demonstrations will affect the country’s economy.
“As Kalenjin elders from Uasin Gishu, we are not happy with the meetings being held by opposition leader Raila Odinga
as they are destabilizing the country. Raila should allow president Ruto to run the country smoothly,” said Mursi.
Mursi said that as leaders, they would not like to experience mass action as happened in the 2007 post-election violence.
“We will not allow mass action among citizens as planned by the opposition chief, I urge Odinga to play his opposition role and not incite Kenyans against the ruling government, which might lead to loss of properties and lives,” the Myot council chair said.
He said president Rutos’s government is currently dealing with drought and hunger epidemic, thus bringing in political issues will be a double tragedy to the nation.
“As of now, we are tackling pandemics such as drought and hunger and we have no time for the mass action you are planning to hold,” Mursi said.
Opposition leader Raila Odinga had given the Ruto administration a 14-day ultimatum to address his concerns about the high cost of living, electoral injustice, and skewed sharing of state jobs.
Odinga says he will make official communication to his supporters once the 14 days ultimatum elapses.
The Azimio leader has been holding rallies across the country.