KUP Party Distances Itself From Raila’s Kamukunji Rally

The Kenya Union Party has distanced itself from the planned rallies of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition, which are set to begin on Wednesday, December 7.

The KUP party leadership told the media on Tuesday that the planned mass action had not been discussed or approved by the Azimio constituent parties.

KUP leader John Lonyang’apuo insisted that there are better ways to express grievances.

“Kenya Union Party unequivocally disassociates itself from the planned demonstrations by the ODM Party under the gaze of collective Azimio decision,” said Lunyang’apuo.

Despite calls to end the protests, Azimio vowed to continue with what they called a “consultative meeting.”

Odinga has urged his supporters to intervene in the case of four IEBC commissioners who have disavowed the presidential results announced by IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati.

Azimio anticipates that the protests will spread throughout Kenya, beginning in Kamukunji and progressing to Mombasa, Nakuru, and Kakamega counties.

On December 12, they have plan to hold parallel Jamuhuri Day celebrations at Jamuhuri grounds.

On Monday, Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni stated that if asked by Azimio principal Raila Odinga, the party would be willing to participate in the planned picketing.