Kenya’s opposition leader threatens to resume anti-government protests

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has threatened to resume anti-government protests if President William Ruto’s administration fails to address his concerns.

Mr. Odinga suspended protests and agreed to hold talks with President Ruto who urged the former premier to call off nationwide anti-government protests, noting it did not capture demands made by the opposition.

President Ruto called for a bi-partisan engagement in parliament on the reconstitution of the electoral commission but did not touch on how his government intends to address the country’s high cost of living.

Meanwhile, Odinga is demanding immediate steps by the government to lower the cost of living and for President Ruto to expand their talks beyond parliament.