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Inside Raila's preparations ahead of mass action announcement

Mr Odinga is set to address the nation at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Foundation in Nairobi

Raila Odinga in combat gear

Azimio One Kenya Coalition leader, Raila Odinga, has elicited mixed reactions after he appeared doned in combat regalia ahead of the planned mass protests.

The photos of Odinga have come moments before he speaks on the way forward after the lapse of the 14-day ultimatum he gave the government to address demands to lower the cost of living.

Raila's ODM party responding to the photos said "Get set", showing readiness for the planned mass action.

Odinga's supporters are expected to stage a march in protest of the high cost of living which has seen the cost of basic commodities go up.

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Hours before the ultimatum expired, GSU officers were stationed along the roads leading to State House Nairobi and State House Kisumu and were seen restricting access to the official presidential residences.

Nairobi Police Commander Adamson Bungei, however, noted that the heightened security measures in place were in no part owing to the Azimio threat of protest marches.

In his speech Raila declared the official commencement of mass action for reasons which he mentioned as follows:

High cost of living occassioned by withdrawal of subsidies

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high taxation which has caused the high cost of doing business

introduction of genetically modified organisms

The reconstitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission

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