Opposition Raila Odinga has called for mass action if the government does not lower the cost of living and reduce taxes within two weeks.
The Azimio la Umoja leader has at the same time lashed at President William Ruto for organising prayers instead of sorting out the problems facing Kenyans starting with the high cost of living.
“These are hypocrites who flock the church every Sunday but after that they are the biggest sinners,” said Raila at the Jevanjee Gardens in Nairobi where he led prayers today.
He also condemned the arrest of comedian Eric Omondi who on Tuesday led a group of young people to demonstrate outside Parliament buildings to protest the high cost of living in the country. Omondi was today arraigned in court where he was released on a Sh5,000 bond.
“We want to tell Ruto and his people that peaceful demonstrations are allowed. Peaceful demonstrations are done in front of the House of Commons in the UK, are done in front of the White House and Congress in the US,” Raila said.
“Peaceful demonstrations are allowed and protected. Demonstrators are protected by the police,” he added.