Azimio leaders have maintained that the ongoing mass protests will continue until the matters that they are raising are addressed.
The MPs who were lead by Suna East MP Junet Mohammed, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and Senator Edwin Sifuna, spoke to the press after being dispersed by the police.
They said that they are fighting for all Kenyans including those who voted against them as well as the police officers, whom they claimed are being used to frustrate them.
“It is not even about our principles. This is about every Kenyan who has found the cost of living unbearable including those who voted for UDA, the very few. They are also suffering. The police officers themselves are suffering. So its a big shame the police officers are taking arms against people who are fighting for them. We are fighting for the policers officers. We are fighting for every Kenya who is suffering today.
“These demonstrations will continue until the message gets home. They should be prepared. These police officers and this illegitimate government will not have enough bullets to kill all of us, they will not have enough cells to put us. They just have to listen to what we are saying because we are speaking for this country,” Kitui senator Enoch Wambua said.
On his side, Babu Owino condemned the arrests and killings that have occurred during the protests. The controversial lawmaker added that the protests will be held on a weekly basis.
He further accused President William Ruto of misusing the police contrary to his word. The MP noted that they will fight back if the police continue using force.
“I want to condemn the arbitrary arrest of our leaders. As we speak our minority leader Hon. Wandayi has been taken to Kiambu we don’t know what they want to do to him at Kiambu. Number 2 I want to condemn the killing of our supporters. Somebody has been shot at Jacaranda, Embakasi East Constituency and two people have been killed at Kibra constituency.
“Ruto you talked about not using, misusing and abusing the police but what are we seeing.. I want to tell you that this is just the beginning we shall not relent we are coming. The police, I want to congratulate you because right now you are using the tax payers money wisely. But more teargas, we need them, kwanaza ya leo ilikuwa tamu sana na bado tunapreprare. If you fight us we will fight back,” Owino said.
On the other hand, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed gave an ultimatum of two hours for the release of Azimio leaders unconditionally or else things will be worse.