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Eric Omondi shares plans ahead of possible State House march

By Freya Wanjiku February 27th, 2023 2 min read

Comedian Eric Omondi has shared his plans ahead of a possible protest march State House.

The funny man on February 27, 2023, urged Kenyans interested in championing for the reduction of the cost of living to meet at City Stadium on March 1, 2023, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

He added that well-wishers who also want to contribute to the course should donate a packet of unga.

“This Wednesday we meet at City Stadium from 11 am to 2 pm as we share a packet of Unga with everyone that intends to join us at Statehouse. We are calling upon well-wishers to donate Unga (DO NOT GIVE MONEY, JUST UNGA) If you want to donate a packet or more please contact 0718891427 or bring the unga to City Stadium on Wednesday,” he posted on his socials.

The march days comes after Omondi and 16 others were arrested while protesting the high cost of living in the country.

Displaying placards, Omondi led the group into calling for the legislators to intervene and reduce the prices of commodities and especially maize flour.

The protesters were dispersed by the police officers using teargas, with some of them, including Mr Omondi, being arrested. They were charged with taking part in an unlawful protest.

Before Milimani Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina, the 17 denied the charge and pleaded for release on a “reasonable’ cash bail of not more than Sh5,000, or personal bonds.

In his arguments for their release, their lawyer Danstan Omari said they were content creators were pushing the government to tame the rising cost of living.

“All these persons are international content creators. They went to Parliament to agitate for measures that will deal with the current high cost of living in the country. I urge the court to take the judicial notice that six million Kenyans are on the verge of hunger as per the government report,” Mr Omari said.

This is the second time the comedian was arrested while protesting outside Parliament Buildings. Last time, he was arrested while lobbying for 70 per cent of local content creation and streaming in the local media stations.

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