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Azimio now asks Ruto to treat injured protestors

Azimio Leader Raila Odinga now says the government should pay the hospital bills of all protestors who were injured during the recent anti-government protests.

The latest demand is contained in a statement released by Azimio on April 18, 2023.

“The regime must immediately take up the hospital bills of all Kenyans who sustained injuries as a result of police brutality during the recent protests and pay reparations for those who lost property,” the statement read in part.

President William Ruto recently announced that four people died during the protests, hundreds were injured and property worth millions of shillings was destroyed.

The dead include a police officer who was reportedly run over by a police car in Kisumu.

Those injured include NTV’s cameraman Eric Isinta, Mr Timon Abuna of Standard Media Group, Mr. Mauritius Oduor of Royal Media Services, and Mr George Oduor, an independent photojournalist

The latest demands come a day after Mr Odinga also demanded the government reduces the price of maize flour (Uganda) to Sh100 per 2kg packet.

President Ruto last week announced the price of Unga at Sh150 even though a spot check by Nairobi News shows the same is retailing at between Sh188 and Sh250.

Also, Mr Odinga has asked President Ruto to lower the price of petrol and school fees.

“Parents are really struggling. The cost of keeping a child in school has gone through the roof. The government should lower the fees paid in schools,” said Mr Odinga, while addressing a rally at the Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi.

Mr Odinga has also said his team could boycott the bipartisan talks if lawmaker Adan Keynan is part of the government side. the Azimio leader says President Ruto’s move to include Keynan in the talks is disrespectful.

“He was elected on a Jubilee ticket. He is an Azimio member. Can you imagine someone takes away your wife and when he wants to reconcile he sends your wife to the talks. That is disrespectful.” he said.

The Kenya Kwanza’s team comprises Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale who is the leader of the delegation, George Murugara (Tharaka MP), Esther Okenyuri (Nominated Senator) and Mwangi Mutuse (MP Kibwezi West).

Others are Lydia Haika (Taita Taveta Woman Rep) and Bomet Senator Hillary Sigei.

The Azimio side is led by Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, Nairobi Senator and ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina and Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua.

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