Ayub Savula, deputy governor of Kakamega, has chastised Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga over his planned mass action drive on Thursday.
Savula, who is allied with Raila Odinga’s Azimio One Kenya Alliance, said on Wednesday that the former premier should not expect Azimio governors and deputies to protest, claiming that they will attack the government.
“Don’t expect us at the mass action protest because President William Ruto’s government was legitimized by the Supreme Court ruling after the general elections on August 9, 2022,” Savula said.
“MPs and senators are the best people to participate in protests because they oversee the government,” Savula added.
Raila announced last week that they will gather all supporters in Nairobi this week for a large rally before heading to State House to present a petition to President Ruto.
Police blocked all roads leading to the State House on Wednesday in anticipation of clashes with Azimio supporters if Raila calls for a general strike.
Raila had asked Ruto to find solutions to several issues he raised, including addressing the high cost of living, opening the election servers, and halting IEBC commissioner recruitment.