Former Vice President Moody Awori has challenged political leaders to stop side shows and instead focus on finding a solution to the current high cost of living.
Speaking on Monday, March 13, 2023, when he hosted Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi at his Nairobi residence, Awori accused Azimio la Umoja One -Kenya leaders of creating side shows to distract Kenya Kwanza administration from focusing on its agenda for Kenyans.
"We need to leave [political] side shows. Elections are gone and a new government [Kenya Kwanza] is now in place. Let us always work together and ensure our Constitution is respected and all shall be well," Awori said.
Awori said the country need leaders focused on working together to find solutions to the challenges currently facing the country and her people.
On his part, Mudavadi emphasized on need for the leaders to embrace peace and unity.
"In our talks Mzee [Moody Awori] he has emphasized a lot on the need to be united and the need to remain focused on ensuring that what we campaigned for as we presented our Kenya Kwanza manifesto that is the likes of uplifting the lives of Mama mboga, must remain to be the main focus of our operations." said Mudavadi.
Awori's statement follows Azimio la Umoja One-Kenya Raila Odinga's announcement declaring the start of countrywide mass action as part of putting pressure on President William Ruto to yield to their demands on the cost of living, IEBC selection panel, among other reasons.
According to Odinga, the demonstrations will culminate in a major protest in the capital city, Nairobi, on March 20, 2023, saying his supporters "have a date with destiny" on that day.
The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya leader read out 15 reasons for the push to declare President Ruto's administration "illegitimate" when he addressed journalists at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Upper Hill, Nairobi.