UDA Tough Stance After Wetangula, Mudavadi Refused to Fold Parties; IEBC Selection Panel Reveals Who Must as Raila Complains & Matiang’i, Police Engage in Hide and Seek Game

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Azimio la Umoja One Kenya leader Raila Odinga is set to lead his supporters on mass action against the government this week if his 2-week ultimatum deadline is anything to go by.

Raila on February 22 gave the Kenya Kwanza regime a 14-day ultimatum to open IEBC servers and lower the cost of living or face mass action, which technically ends today.

This comes a few days after the former Prime Minister received a boost from his ODM Party which, though its chairmen from 35 counties, endorsed Azimio’s Mass Action plan saying it addresses critical concerns affecting Kenyans.

President William Ruto responded by daring Raila to keep true to his threat, saying he will not be intimidated into accommodating the opposition into his government.

However, a number of leaders, including Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja have called for dialogue between the two leaders to shun animosity and instead focus on efforts to drive the economy to recovery.

Do you think Raila will go ahead with his plan for mass action scheduled to start tomorrow? Should President Ruto drop his tough stance or give in to Raila’s demands for the two leaders to engage in dialogue?

Meanwhile, here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:

UDA Tough Stance After Wetangula, Mudavadi Refused to Fold Parties

Top 10 News in Brief: Ruto Sets Rough Conditions For Mudavadi, Wetangula to  Get 30% of Govt - LitKenya

UDA party officials have responded a day after Kenya Kwanza affiliate parties rejected calls to join the ruling party.

Sources indicate that Justin Muturi’s DP, Moses Wetangula’s Ford Kenya and Musalia Mudavadi’s ANC refused to fold their parties.

IEBC Selection Panel Reveals Who Must as Raila Complains

IEBC on Twitter: "Press Release: Certification and Publication of the  Register of Voters https://t.co/Pjagj1DFou #GE2022 https://t.co/aTgdPN4ATm"  / Twitter

Kenyans can be sure that the next Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) team will be made up of only the best people for the job, Nelson Makanda, the Chair of the IEBC Selection Panel has announced.

He has been picked to lead the team as it works towards reconstituting the completely empty commission, after the retirement of three commissioners and the suspension of the other four.

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Matiang’i, Police Engage in Hide and Seek Game

The whereabouts of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i remained a mystery yesterday, even as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) summoned him afresh over claims that police raided his residence three weeks ago.

Even though sources close to the former powerful CS intimated to People Daily that he will turn up at the DCI headquarters this morning, his whereabouts remained uncertain.

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