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Dare arrest me again! Eric Omondi threatens the police

Self-proclaimed President of Comedy Eric Omondi has dared the police to arrest him again while protesting the high cost of living.

In a post on his Instagram, Omondi decried that while he protests, the police have been arresting him.

The comedian-turned-activist also dared them to make their arrests just another time and he would change the course of the country.

“The Kenya Police has arrested me 4 times illegally. They have tortured me psychologically every time they do so. They have infringed on my rights and they enjoy it and sometimes even laugh while doing it. You can only push a man too far. I dare the Kenya police to arrest me one more time and the thing I will do will change the course of this country. You are dealing with a man who is ready to lay his life on the line.”


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His threat to the police comes a few days after he vowed to stage a 14-day protest to push for the price reduction of basic commodities.

“I am very creative…beginning this Monday, I will demonstrate for 14 days straight, but I won’t disclose where I will be demonstrating from,” he said.

This is after he shared that his fight is mainly driven by stories from fellow Kenyans who are struggling and cannot afford to put food on the table.

“I will fight for the Wanjikus. It is not easy because the messages I receive are getting crazier every day. I was once told that children had not eaten for three days. How is that even possible?” he posed.

Omondi was arrested in the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) early last week while leading a demonstration.

Eric Omondi arrested along Kenyatta Avenue. PHOTO| COURTESY

Anti-riot police officers surrounded him within minutes while he was addressing a small crowd at Kenyatta Avenue, dispersing them with teargas.

This is not the first time, Omondi has led in protests. Outside parliament buildings a fortnight ago, Omondi staged his own protests and while at it faulted the Azimio la Umoja party leader Raila Odinga for engaging with the government at a time when the cost of living remained high.

“Today I’m not leaving here. I will die here if I have to and the generations that will come after me will be told of a young man who fought for the rights of Kenyas. I’m ready to die for Kenyans,” he said.

Late last month, Omondi carted 3,875,000 curriculum vitae of recent graduates and those struggling with unemployment in tens of boxes along Mombasa Road, Nairobi, and revealed that the final destination would be State House.

“I am going to State House. I am taking this load to the President. I have collected CVs from youths around Kenya. President Ruto promised us jobs,” he said as tens of pedestrians, boda boda operators, and drivers accompanied and encouraged him.

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