Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio la Umoja, has announced a massive campaign to collect 10 million signatures in an effort that he says will culminate in his supposed taking over the helm of the country.

This move comes as Odinga expressed dissatisfaction with the leadership of President William Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza government.

The announcement was made during the Saba Saba rally held at Kamukunji grounds in Nairobi on Friday, with Raila indicating that the opposition coalition aims to gather the targeted 10 million signatures by the end of next week.

Raila personally set the wheels in motion by becoming the first person to sign the signature collection rollout.

“That’s why we are starting to collect signatures to show that we have taken power under us, so that we know how many people Azimio has,” Raila said at Kamukunji grounds.

He added, “I, Raila Amolo Odinga, will start here today, publicly, to collect signatures and all of you will get the forms to sign so that before the end of next week we have more than 10 million signatures.” 

This significant initiative is expected to demonstrate widespread support for repealing the Finance Act, which has been a subject of concern for many citizens.

In addition to the signature collection campaign, Azimio la Umoja vowed to proceed with a march to Nairobi's Central Park, despite warnings from the police advising against entering the Central Business District.

Raila, undeterred by these warnings, declared, "There are many ways to reach 'Rome.' When they block one road, we use another. Today our 'Rome' is Central Park, that is where we shall meet after the Kamukunji rally."

The determination shown by Raila and his supporters highlights their unwavering commitment to their cause.

The planned march serves as a symbolic gesture, reinforcing their resolve to make their voices heard.

The collection of signatures and the subsequent march to Central Park represent the people's demand for change and their desire to regain control over their representation.

This grassroots movement seeks to challenge the current government's leadership and send a clear message of dissatisfaction.

As the campaign gains momentum, it remains to be seen how influential it will be in shaping the political landscape.

The collection of 10 million signatures would undoubtedly provide a strong indication of a section of the public's sentiment towards the Finance Act and the current government.