Eric Omondi Calls For Protests Against High Fuel Prices

Kenyan comedian and activist Eric Omondi, has called upon Kenyans to join him in protests against the new fuel prices.

In a video, Omondi announced that the rallies would begin on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, outside Parliament buildings.

“We are going to start a revolution from this Tuesday. I’m calling upon every young man who disagrees with tax increases and the high cost of living we meet at the Kenya National Parliament on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Wacha kiumane… because it is not getting any better. They have started taxing school-going children,” Omondi said.

“I want to tell the President to do what you can do, do your best …enough is enough. We are going to bring revolution to your doorstep. One day you will realize we have 55 million Kenyans and less than 2,000 government officials,” he added.

Omondi’s call for protests comes after he and the co-accused were sentenced to one month in prison or a fine of Ksh10,000 for holding an unlawful assembly while protesting against the rising cost of living.

Omondi’s call for protests has been met with mixed reactions from Kenyans. Some people have praised him for speaking out against the high cost of living, while others have expressed concern that the protests could turn violent.

It is important to note that the right to protest is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Kenyan Constitution. However, it is also important to ensure that protests are conducted peacefully and within the law.

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