Raila Gives President Ruto 14-Day Ultimatum To Lower Cost Of Living

Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to lower prices of basic commodities and taxes.

Speaking at Jeevanje Gardens during a prayer rally on Wednesday, Raila threatened to lead countrywide mass action if the government does not take action.

“We have complained about rise in taxes and we have lately talked about children dropping out of school for lack of fees. Withdrawal of subsidies was reckless and heartless.

“Consequently, subsidies must be restored. The cost of basic commodities and taxes must come down in the next 14 days,” the former prime minister said.

The former Prime Minister also demanded the suspension of the ongoing exercise to recruit electoral commissioners, saying the process is flawed.

The Azimio leader further said the IEBC servers should be opened and a reputable firm appointed to audit the 2022 elections.

“If these demands are not heeded within fourteen days, we shall lead Kenyans to massive mass action across the country to take their power back and restore sanity,” Raila warned.

He further castigated the Kenya Kwanza regime for leading national prayers on drought on February 14, saying they should put mitigation measures in place to help affected citizens. 

“God only helps those who help themselves.”

Odinga was flanked by Narc leader Martha Karua, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, former Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya, and Roots party leader George Wajackoya, among others.