Raila Odinga on Maandamano

The "great march to State House," according to Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga, is scheduled to begin on Monday in Nairobi's Central Business District (CBD).

On Sunday, Odinga asked Kenyans to get together in large groups in the centre of the capital. From there, they would go to the official home of President William Ruto to tell him what they didn't like.

He says that their victory in the general election of 2022 was stolen by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission through a fraudulent process and that they will "reclaim" it.

"Let's all gather in the city centre to start our great parade back to the State House to recover our triumph," he added.

The former premier said on Saturday that, except for a few opposition members, not all demonstrators would visit the State House.

According to him, delegates would be sent to inform Ruto of Azimio's complaints on behalf of the demonstrators, according to an interview with Citizen TV.

He said they had previously told Japhet Koome, the Inspector General of Police, about the protests.

"We are legal experts who adhere to legal standards."

"In a letter to the Inspector General of Police, our leader Wycliffe Oparanya announced that we would stage a demonstration." He said to Sam Gituku, "Those who can travel to Nairobi will come to Nairobi, and those who can't will conduct their gatherings wherever they are."

"There will be peaceful demonstrations, and they've drafted the memoranda, which they will present to various government offices. We also have the documents in Nairobi, which we will deliver to the President.

"We will deliver the memoranda there if he is at Harambee House, and we will send persons, not a throng if he is at the State House. We will ask a select group of people—not the whole crowd—to deliver our petition to the President."

Odinga's protests, which he insists would be nonviolent, are part of his strategy to clamp down on Ruto's government to cut living costs, among other issues.

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