Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has reversed his earlier decision to suspend anti-government protests in Kisumu county.
According to the governor, the decision to rescind his decision was arrived at after an assurance that the scheduled protests will be peaceful.
“After consultations with the national leadership of Azimio, we want to assure you that we in Azimio believe in the rights of Kenyans to peacefully assembly, petition and demonstrate against the government…,” said Nyong’o.
“We are encouraged by the resolve of our people to continue the demonstrations tomorrow, we have been urged to continue with peaceful demos tomorrow. We know goons have been hired by our opponents to cause chaos and loot property as they have done…” he added
He also stated that they are seeking justice for their leader, Raila Odinga, who claims that the 2022 presidential election was rigged.
Nyong’o had suspended the protests in Kisumu indefinitely, stating that the protestors would join others in Nairobi.
Kenyans from various parts of the country including residents of Kisumu county joined demonstrations against the government over the high cost of living and electoral fraud as alleged by the opposition leader.
The demos in Kisumu on Monday left one dead after police opened fire during running battles with demonstrators.