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LIVE BLOG: Azimio's 'white' vigil to continue on Thursday & Friday

Full statement from Azimio leaders following daylong vigil for Maandamano victims

Raila Odinga flanked by former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya during a stopover at the Dedan Kimathi and Tom Mboya statues in Nairobi CBD on July 10, 2023
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Joshua Ayika's charge sheet shared on Twitter
Joshua Ayika says his Twitter account was hacked and promises to share details of his arrest and release once he gets it back.
Citizen TV Senior Reporter Seth Olale shares video of drive past State House Road. Police barricade and heavy security presence.
10:30

Homa Bay County
Governor Gladys Wanga leads candle-lighting vigil marking Azimio's "white" vigil Wednesday

Governor Wanga leads vigil for Maandamano victims
11:30

Citizen reports indicate heavy police presence in Nairobi CBD with a semblance of normalcy as Kenyans go about their normal business operations.

11:45

Anti-riot police at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) gearing up for Azimio's "white" vigil for Maandamano victims [Photo: Radio47]

Anti-riot police at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) gearing up for Azimio's
Anti-riot police at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) gearing up for Azimio's "white" vigil for Maandamano victims [Photo: Radio47]
A post from Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party
Mumias East MP Peter Salasya in all-white for Azimio's "white" #MaaandamanoWednesday
12:30

Azimio leader Raila Odinga currently visiting gunshot wound victims at the Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital along Kangundo Road.

Bunge La Wananchi Speaker Jakababa addressing the press at Jacaranda Grounds, Nairobi
13:00

Azimio leaders, led by Raila, currently at the Kenyatta National Hospital as visits to injured protesters mark "white" vigil

13:13

Kisii County
Azimio supporters throng Kisii town with lit candles. Chants and singing of spiritual songs mark Wednesday's white vigil for Maandamano fatalities.

Azimio supporters in Kisii County light candles for Maandamano victims
Kisii residents during Azimio's "white" vigil
13:13

Mombasa County
Police stop Azimio supporters who were setting up a candle-lighting ceremony in the CBD

Police disperse candle-lighting in Mombasa
Azimio supporters sing the EAC anthem during a candle-lighting ceremony at Uhuru Garden, Mombasa
13:37

Nakuru County
Christ the King Cathedral in Nakuru holds mass, lights white candles at the church altar in solidarity with Azimio vigil for Maandamano victims [Inooro FM]

14:33

Kisumu County

County assembly Speaker Jack Elisha Oraro and other leaders visit Maandamano victims at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital.

Candle-lighting ceremony also held as Azimio "white" vigil gains momentum.

Mr Oraro stated: "You will find that these bullets are not meant for human beings and we call upon a thorough probe to determine the content of those bullets."

Governor Anyang' Nyong'o has also ordered a waiver on hospital & mortuary fees for Maandamano victims.

14:33

Kisumu county Speaker Jack Elisha Oraro and other leaders address a press conference at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital

Kisumu county Speaker Jack Elisha Oraro and other leaders address a press conference at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital
Kisumu county Speaker Jack Elisha Oraro and other leaders address a press conference at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Hospital
Azimio vigil in Migori County
Martha Karua joins Azimio vigil from Colombia
15:50

Azimio names Maandamano victims

  1. Reagan Otieno Adero
  2. Stephen Okinyi
  3. Muthoka Mutunga
  4. Benjamin Imbi
  5. Raphael Shigali
  6. Mr Kalasinga
  7. Faith Wairimu
  8. Edward Wanjala
  9. Charles Ochieng'
  10. Dennis Mwendo Mwikali
  11. Eunice Mutheu
  12. John Musa
  13. Derick Adongo
  14. William Mwanyange
  15. Peter Ngolanie
  16. Fanuel Ochieng' Okello
  17. John Ochieng
  18. George Otogo
  19. Pascal Owino Khayongo
  20. Harris Ochieng
  21. Bernard Ochieng Otana
  22. Meshack  Ishereka
  23. Joseph Ogonda Muga
  24. Bernard Kilonzo Mwanzia
  25. Alex Mutinda Nzuve
  26. David Agan
  27. Felix Otieno Oduor
  28. Muthakye Muthui (student)
  29. John Okoth
  30. George Odhiambo Anyama
  31. John Ochieng'
  32. Felix Otieno Opiyo
  33. Dancun Simiyu
16:15

Azimio Statement After Visits to Mama Lucy, KNH & City Mortuary

  • Opposition leaders accuse Interior CS Kithure Kindiki of issuing orders to bar injured protesters from accessing medical services & for dead protesters not to be accounted for.
  • Vigils, prayers & laying of flowers to continue on Thursday, July 27, 2023.
  • Interdenominational prayers for Maandamano victims, police & the nation to be held across the country and in Nairobi on Friday, July 28, 2023.
  • Further plans on Azimio anti-tax protests to be announced on Friday
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