Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has predicted that Azimio rallies may mutate to something big like Arab Springs.
Mr Ngunyi was reacting to a series of rallies that have been planned by the opposition chief Raila Odinga in response to the bad governance that the Kenya Kwanza coalition government has started to front.
According to the firebrand political analyst, the Arab Springs started in the same design that the Azimio has started theirs, and it didn’t stop until world notable dictators were dethroned. “This is how the Arab Springs started. Raila’s strategy is to destabilize Ruto the way Ruto disorganised Uhuru. Raila has nothing to lose,” the political analyst said.
The Arab Springs started in Tunisia in the early 2010s in response to corruption and economic downtown before spreading to Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Bahrain. In the same manner, there are many cases of sleaze that are being swept under the carpet by the present administration.
On the same note, the Azimio leader is calling out the Ruto-led administration not to blackmail Kenyans with stiff penalties on Hustler Fund if some people default. “The youth who have picked the funds must be encouraged not to panic or commit suicide in the event they default. Those who can’t pay won’t have to pay,” he said.
Mutahi Ngunyi said that it was on the background of such kind of grievances that the Arab Springs started in early 2010. During the Arab Springs revolts, leaders like Tunisia’s Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi was executed, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt was toppled while Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen resigned in February 2012.