Raila Odinga makes late-night appeal to Kenyans ahead of 'Maandamano'

Said he is not interested in anyone's tribe or religion, but the happiness of Kenyans.

Raila Odinga.
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Raila Odinga, the Azimio la Umoja leader has made a clarion call to all Kenyans ahead of Monday's protests.

In his message, the former Prime Minister called on citizens to awaken the spirit of fighting oppressive regimes as they have done in the past.

He clarified that the match to the president's office is not about any tribe, race or religion, but it's all about the well-being of Kenyans.

Raila said Kenyans who want to be in charge of their fate can do it despite the threats being meted on them.

"My dear Kenyans, I'm not interested in your tribe, your race, your religion, your age. I am only interested in your happiness. We make possible the impossible. We are Kenyans. We set the trend," Raila said.

"I call on our people to awaken the old fighting spirit that was always capable of bringing down failed bloodthirsty regimes. People who want to take charge of their destiny can do it despite threats and intimidation. In a matter of hours, we begin taking over our country and our destiny."

The ODM leader is expected to lead his supporters in an anti-government match to the office of the president.

According to Raila, all they intend to do is hand a petition to the president.

Earlier on, however, the former PM had said the march to State House will be to reclaim their victory.

"We will hand over our petition to the President wherever he will be, but peacefully… If he will be at State House, only two or three people will walk into State House to go and present the petition," he said on Saturday.