Jenga Mkenya Movement to Join Raila Odinga’s Demonstration
Jenga Mkenya Movement leader Reuben Kigame now says they will join opposition leader Raila Odinga in the Monday demonstrations.
He says they will join the demonstrations because Azimio has included people-centred reasons in the protests, which reasons we stand for.
“We will be joining the Monday protests, but only for citizen centred reasons. We are not interested in Azimio’s electoral reasons for the demonstrations because it is not Azimio or Kenya Kwanza that should be in office today. It is the JengaMkenya government that represents more than eight million voters whose candidate was not on the ballot and who saw no reason to participate in a flawed election. our case is still in court to this day, unheard and undetermined by a judiciary that is insensitive to justice,” Kigame said.
He reiterated that they will peacefully join to protest against the high cost of living, massive looting of public resources, importation of GMOs, bad government, exploitation and corruption, over taxation, misplaced priorities by the government, creation of unconstitutional offices, lack of ethnic inclusivity in the government appointments and insensitivity of our elected and appointed leaders, leading to hopelessness among millions of Kenyans.
“We request our supporters across the country and in the diaspora to join fellow Kenyans in exercising their right to peaceful protest which is guaranteed under Article 37 of Kenya’s constitution. Our right to protest as Kenyans is also guaranteed under regional and international human rights instruments ratified by Kenya, including Article 11 of the African Charter on Human Rights and Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” he said.
“As JengaMkenya, we state categorically that it is time for president William Ruto to stop destroying our beloved nation through ethnic appointments, violation of our constitution, bad economic decisions, and crony capitalism,” Kigame added.
He noted that the movement will not sit and watch Kenyans starve to death and children drop out of school, and parents sell shambas and other properties to fund an education system that is wasting our children’s futures.
“We shall not accept a bloated government that creates unconstitutional offices including those of spouses of people in government. We shall not accept to be overtaxed in the name of revenue collection, only for the government to spend nearly 800 billion in seven months on recurrent expenditure,|” he added
Kigame said they will not allow the government to appoint 50 C.A.Ss’ where only 23 are required.
“As JengaMkenya we put mwananchi first, lower the cost of living, keep promises made to wananchi, stop corruption and wanton spending, form a lean government of Kenyan professionals of character or just honorably resign and allow those willing to serve the people of Kenya to take over leadership,” said the Jenga Mkenya movement leader.
He called on the National Police Service which are equally affected by the state of affairs act and other international human rights instruments, to provide security for the peaceful and unarmed protestors.