‘We need to have dialogue’ – Sakaja condemns Azimio protests

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 21 Mar, 2023 12:17 | < 1 min read
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Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at a past event. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has condemned the Azimio protests that that occurred on Monday, March 20, 2023.

Speaking during the launch of the second Rapid Results Initiative wave at City hall on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the county head expressed disappointment noting that the daily revenue collections dropped drastically.

While faulting the Monday protests, the county head claimed that the county revenue had reduced to half of what the county collects on a daily basis.

He additionally suggested that there should be dialogue on protests and that culprits accountable for vandalising public infrastructures should be arrested and prosecuted.

"We collected half of our daily revenue, 30.3 million, due to Azimio protests and we cannot sustain it should it be weekly. We need to have a dialogue on the protests and also those who were caught on camera uprooting infrastructure will be charged," he stated.

"Those who took advantage and uprooted public infrastructure, I saw someone carrying the Tom Mboya Street signage, those who were captured must be charged," he added.

The latest comes as Azimio la Umoja -One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga called for weekly demonstrations to exert pressure on President William Ruto's administration.

The opposition leader insisted that the demonstrations will continue until their grievances are addressed.

"Tumeanza vita. Kila juma tatu kutakuwa na mgomo. Kutakuwa na maandamano. Vita imeanza. Haitaisha mpaka wakenya wapate haki yao," Raila stated.

This loosely translates to: "The battle has started. There will be demonstrations every Monday until Kenyans get justice,"

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