Raila Odinga calls on judges not to be cowed by President Ruto attacks on the Judiciary and his plan to defy court orders.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party now claims the country is slowly sliding back to the dark days of dictatorship under the current regime headed by President William Ruto.
Led by opposition leader Raila Odinga, Azimio leaders chastised President Ruto for his recent attacks on the judiciary.
Speaking during the late Phillip Makabongo’s funeral in Migori County, Azimio leaders defended the Judiciary that has recently come under fire from William Ruto.
Raila Odinga argued that President Ruto’s scheme is to deliberately weaken the Judiciary to disable scrutiny of his regime.
“Everybody must be subject to the court…we want to tell the judges of the courts not to be cowed…we will defend you…we stand together as the people of Kenya behind the Judiciary,” he said.
Raila further said it is surprising that the President is attacking the Judiciary when his presidency was a result of a judgment of the Supreme Court after the August 2022 election was disputed by the opposition.
“We are dealing with a regime that has gone rogue….we struggled to bring this Constitution…we lost people because of this Constitution,” he noted.
Other leaders who accompanied Mr. Odinga termed the attacks spearheaded by the President as a deliberate attempt to take back the country to dark days of dictatorship.
Siaya Governor James Orengo said: “President Ruto is not above the law, he is below the law and cannot disobey the law.”
Nominated MP John Mbadi stated: “The Ruto we see today is the real Ruto…dictatorship is the real Ruto…the one attacking the Judiciary is the real Ruto….we will not allow you to bring back dictatorship in this country.”