“THE OLDER REGIME MUST GO,” AZIMIO LEADER RAILA ODINGA
Written by Obwoge Joseph on January 23, 2023
Azimio one Kenya leader Raila Odinga has noted that there will be no reason for citizens of any country to participate in elections only for the votes to be stolen by domestic cartels and cahoots with foreign companies.
While addressing Kenyans on Monday 23rd at Kamukunji grounds, Odinga said he does not recognise the sitting president H.E William Samoei Ruto as the president elect citing irregularities in the August 2022 general elections.
“The presidential results announced in august 15, by Chebukati were entirely made up by him, our own internal polling data and external objective and impartial independent pools, all showed that we were heading to victory with a very healthy margin,” said Odinga.
Odinga highlighted an 8-point demand list that he asked to be acted upon by both Kenyans and the government:
“We as Azimio reject the 2022 election results totally, we cannot and will not recognise the Kenya Kwanza regime and we consider the Kenya Kwanza government illegitimate.”
“We don’t recognise Mr. William Ruto as the president of Kenya.”
“De demand that the entire infrastructure and the records of the 2022 elections with the IEBC be made public and be audited by an impartial body.”
“We demand that any attempts to reconstitute the IEBC single handedly by Mr. Ruto cease so that Kenyans themselves can reconstitute the body after full, and fair deliberations”.
“We reject the empty promises mad and being made by the older regime, instead we call on Kenyans to reject policies that are making life unbearable”.
“In particular we call on Kenyans to resist and demand the removal of taxes that have lead to increasing costs of basic products and services”.
“We demand that the Kenya Kwanza government resigns for it has neither the mandate nor the ability to govern the country”.
“We ask our people to say no to the older regimes. This regime with its unfortunate unfair policies might be resisted and the resistance starts today.”
Former prime minister alluded that what Kenya does, matters for whole Africa and the rest of the world, and if Kenya sorts its own problems, he will lead other Africans countries ensure that no one gets to power through the back door.