Points to note
- Leader of opposition had told his supporters to go to nairobi for a major maandamano
- the main aim of the maandamano was to protest against the high standards of living in the country
President William Ruto has told off Azimio leaders over their planned march 20th demonstrations in Nairobi county. He has said they will not distract him in his pursuit to unite the country and sort out the economic crisis.
The head of state who attended a Thanksgiving service in Tharaka Nithi county also defended the appointment of IEBC selection panel, saying it was above board.
Kerubia stadium in Chuka Tharaka Nithi county hosted president William Ruto his deputy president Rigathi Gachagua and other top government officials who attended a Thanksgiving prayer service.The president used the occasion to hit out to Azimio leader Raila odinga for organizing mass protest against the government.
The head of state accused the leaders of pushing for personal interests after losing the 2022 poll despite receiving state backing.
The president has dismissed the Azimio claims that he was forming a pro government electoral commission and said the law was followed in selection of the seven member panel that has been sworn in to office.
The Deputy president Rigathi Gachagua also defended his talk on rewarding Kenya kwanza supporters with state jobs adding that, they will not embrace any handshake talks.
During the event the president William Ruto defended his move to scrap off the subsidy program which he claimed was being misused by cartels