Raila turns to choir master as he addresses charged up Azimio supporters
Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga on Thursday afternoon excited his supporters with a rendition of a ‘new song’ that spells out his revolve to push on with his resistance against the government.
While addressing his supporters at Imara Daima estate in Nairob, Mr Odinga suddenly turned to choir master as he led a charged up crowd in a chorus.
“Nipigwe teke, sitaaarudi nyuma, nitupiwe teargas… sitaarudi nyuma, nitupiwe maji….sitaaarudi nyuma. Nipigwe pingu… sitaaarudi nyumaa, niwekwe jela… sitaarudi nyuma, hata Ruto apinge… hata Ruto apinge… hatutarudi nyuma,” Odinga chant as his supporters join in unison.
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Mr Odinga insisted that no matter what president William Ruto does to him, he will not relent until the government cedes to demands from his coalition, including addressing the issue of high coast of living, opening and subjecting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s servers to a forensic audit and stopping the ongoing process of reconstituting the electoral agency.
Mr Odinga is advocating for a bipartisan task force to be put in place to oversee the restructuring of the electoral body, saying it would put to and end its monolithic operations.
The Azimio leader is a redoubtable crowd puller who is known for oratory skills and riddles which he employs during campaign rallies.
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Thursday marked the third day of anti-government protests which commenced last week on Monday.
As was the case with previous protests, on Friday many shops remained closed within Nairobi’s Central Business District where there was a heavy presence of police officers.
Later on in the afternoon, things turned chaotic in Pipeline estate and along Outer Ring Road where protesters engaged police officers in running battles.
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