Political Analyst Gabriel Muthuma

Political Commentator Gabriel Muthuma has backed President William Ruto saying the Head of State is firmly in charge and there should be no cause for alarm ahead of Monday's demonstrations by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance.

Speaking on Saturday on one of the local TV stations, Muthuma who also doubles up as Policy and Governance Expert said the ruling Kenya Kwanza admnistration should explore several avenues to tame any possible destruction of property that may arise from Monday's mass action

"Anyone thinking that they can match to StateHouse and create havoc must be reminded that it houses the commander in chief of the defense forces. Making it a target is therefore an act of war that may demand military options." he stated.

Azimio La Umoja party leader Raila Odinga, on Saturday clarified that not all protesters will march to the State House as earlier directed,further saying he will send a delegation to deliver a message to the President as protests continue in Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).

"We will not storm State House. Only a representation, and not a crowd will deliver Azimio’s memorandum to State House Nairobi if President WilliamsRuto will be at State House at the time  of Mass Action." noted the former Prime Minister  in a joint interview with the media.

A few days ago,Muthuma  criticised Opposition chief for failing to recognise Dr  Ruto as the validly elected President of the Republic of Kenya during the August 2022 General Elections. 

"Not accepting that H.E. Dr. William Ruto is a valid elected president won’t change anything, it only proves that there is no amount of evidence that will convince Hon. Raila that he lost the August 2022 election even with the help of the so called system and deep state" remarked Muthuma .

On Wednesday, President William Ruto  stated that the opposition is free to demonstrate but should avoid any loss of life during the exercise.

“The government will not allow loss of life, destruction of property and looting. We will not allow a few individuals who have refused to accept election results to cause chaos among peace loving people,” he stated.

In a response to the recent threats by Odinga and other opposition leaders to lead countrywide demonstrations next week, the President said Kenya is a country governed by the rule of law and no one was above the law.

The Kenyan Supremo  insisted that he will not allow any attempt by Odinga to "blackmail" the country, urging him to liaise with police over the planned demonstrations..

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