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Azimio announce 'Sufuria Movement', ask Kenyans to come out and bang sufurias, pans

 A protestor with an empty sufuria shouts during protests at Mukuru kwa Njenga in Nairobi on March 30, 2023. [Denish Ochieng, Standard]

The Azimio One Kenya Coalition on Tuesday announced the start of ‘Sufuria Movement’ as part of the ongoing anti-government protests.

While addressing the press, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua called out on Kenyans to come out of their houses on Wednesday at noon and bang their sufurias and pans to signify lack of food.

She further asked motorists to stop their cars at the same time and hoot and flash their lights in solidarity.

“At midday tomorrow we ask Kenyans to come out of their homes and bang sufurias, pots and pans to signify lack of food.

“We also call on motorists to stop wherever they are on the highways and to hoot and flashlights in support of this movement,” said Karua.

Maintaining that the protests will go on as planned, the Azimio leadership added that there will be three convergence points in Nairobi; Joseph Kang’ethe grounds, Kamukunji grounds and Jacaranda grounds.

They also appealed to Kenyans to continue appending their signatures against President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua, claiming they were already past the five million mark.

On Sunday, Nyeri Archbishop Anthony Muheria called for a sane and peaceful style of leadership which he said was crucial in handling the current state of the nation.

Speaking on Citizen TV, he urged leaders to be calmer in handling issues instead of using threats to communicate.

“We need to recover our humanity. Leadership needs to be humane, empathetic and compassionate. Currently, the leader is arrogant, rough, insulting and imposing. I think we are going to the wrong kind of leadership,” he said.

He added that violence, hatred and threats will not help in solving problems. Instead, political leaders should hold conversations on how to come up with permanent solutions.

If bipartisan talks take place, Muheria advised that they should focus on the plight of the poor.

 Eugene Wamalwa addresses the press ahead of the planned protests. [Edward Kiplimo, Standard]

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