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Kenyans react to Raila's message on boycotting work
By Fay Ngina | Updated Aug 14, 2017 at 09:46 EAT
Raila addressing people in Kibera
  • Raila Odinga on Saturday (12th August 2017)  asked Kibera residents to Boycott work on Monday (14th August) while speaking at Kamukunji grounds.
  • Most Kenyans have responded disagreeing with Raila's message.

Raila Odinga on Saturday (12th August 2017) addressed his supporters at Kamukunji grounds in Kibera as calm returned in most neighbourhoods where post-poll protests took place. Raila asked the residents to boycott work on Monday (14th August) until the government had withdrawn KDF from the city. 

This was the first time Raila was speaking after IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati declared Uhuru Kenyatta president. Raila supporters took to the streets to protest in areas of Kisumu and Nairobi even though IEBC had declared that the elections were fair and credible. 

Raila also visited the family of a ten-year-old who was shot while playing on the balcony by live bullets in Mathare North. However, CS Fred Matiangi during his speech said that he was not aware of anyone who was killed by live bullets.

"I am not aware of anyone who has been killed by live bullets in this country. Those are rumours. People who loot, break into people’s homes, burn buses are not peaceful protesters" claimed acting interior CS Fred Matiang'i.

Most Kenyans did not take Raila's post lightly and took it to social media to express their views. 

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