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'Baba ako sawa': Winnie Odinga assures supporters

 Winnie Odinga has assured the country that Raila Odinga is alright.

Following his no-show during the ongoing anti-government protests, many Kenyans were concerned over the whereabouts of Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

When Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua and Co addressed the press on Tuesday, Baba was conspicuously absent and it was said that he was handling important engagements elsewhere.

His daughter Winnie Odinga on Wednesday assured the public that the former Prime Minister is doing well although she did not disclose his whereabouts.

"Sasa...Hii story ya Baba imetoka wapi? Baba ako sawa. Tena aliniboo na story ya gym 30mins ago," wrote Winnie.

Netizens put pressure on her to give Baba's exact location but she maintained that the ODM leader was okay.

"Saa Unataka? Nikisema ako sawa ako sawa."

The anti-government protests entered day two with some Kenyans opting to stay away from major towns.

Unlike Wednesday, a number of businesses in the Nairobi CBD were open on Thursday as life slowly crept back to the usually busy streets.

There was heavy police presence at Central Park which was listed as one of the convergence points and police trucks were on site ready to deal with protesters.

At Moi Avenue Primary School, only a handful of pupils showed up as parents opted not to take their children to school despite a government directive indicating the reopening of schools.

 Grade Six pupils at Moi Avenue Primary School on July 20, 2023. [Samson Wire, Standard]

Elsewhere, Kisumu town was deserted as businesses remained shut following the chaos that was experienced on Wednesday.

In Homa Bay town, youths had blocked the road with stones as they geared up for the protests, lamenting the high cost of living.

 Some roads in Homa Bay were blocked by protesters who geared up to engage police in running battles. [James Omoro, Standard]

On Wednesday, the Azimio team urged its supporters in Nairobi to converge at Huruma, Kangemi and Central Park Grounds to practice their constitutional rights.

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