From Kenya's People's Parliament
- this call to action.
If you are in Kenya, please join the action.
If you are outside Kenya, send a message of solidarity and support here
Dear Kenyans and friends of Kenya,
Our struggle for responsible and accountable leadership is firmly on! Kenyans are fired up to use their creativity to dramatize and communicate their dissatisfaction to their leaders.
December 10th, 11th and 12th are our days for mass civil society action that demonstrates Kenya's people power.
On 10th December 2008 at 9.30am, we assembly at Bunge HQ, Jeevanjee Garden Park. After short speeches, we will start a procession through city centre to Muthurwa market and then head to Huruma sports ground.
At Huruma sports ground we shall have a public meeting. Grassroots Kenyans will outline their priority human rights issues as part of the celebration of World Human Rights Day. The meeting will also serve as mobilization for the next two days’ activity.
Similar mobilization activities will take place across the country through our partner and network organizations.
On 11th December 2008, to express their anger and discontentment, Kenyans will boycott public and private vehicles. Where they have to go to work, they will walk. We beseech employers to show solidarity by allowing Kenyans to stay off work.
On the 12th December 2008, our major direct action day, we must pack various Jamhuri celebration venues armed with our "mouth" to communicate eloquently our frustrations. Our clarion call to all our issues of discontentment will remain Unga! Unga
(maize flour) is the symbol of our people power. Just as "bread" was a symbol of the French revolution. During the celebration speeches at district, provincial and national level, to everything the speakers say, we shall respond with Unga!
The power to create another Kenya is in your hands. Do not sit back.
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Bunge la Mwananchi is a social movement and a member of Kenya National Civil Society Congress.