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Raila Odinga address: What we know so far

By EDDY KAGERA August 15th, 2017 1 min read

Kenyans are waiting with bated breath for opposition leader Raila Odinga to declare his next course of action.

Mr Odinga made the pledge last Sunday during a visit to Kibera slums where he also urged his supporters to boycott Monday work and mourn their colleagues felled by police bullets.

The opposition chief is expected to guide his supporters on what actions his coalition would take after losing the general election last week.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. He is not quitting politics
ODM communications director Philip Etale has intimated that Mr Odinga will remain in active politics.

2. It will be in ‘broad daylight’
Mr Odinga’s spokesman has revealed that Nasa will communicate details of the address to the media and the public.

3. It might happen at midday
Mr Etale had tweeted “saa sita kamili” before deleting the tweet.

4. Venue remains a mystery
Capital FM on Monday, however, reported that Mr Odinga was spotted in Kisumu ahead of the address. Mr Odinga’s spokesman, however, maintains that the venue would be communicated later.

5. Nasa coalition partners are bullish
ODM, Wiper and ANC remained bullish on social media on Monday. Each tweeted words of hope to their supporters, getting dozens of retweets.