The Azimio la Umoja coalition will hold a major homecoming rally on Friday to welcome its leader Raila Odinga from abroad.

Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi announced in a statement on Wednesday the Grand Welcome rally will set the precedence for anti-government protests planned for next week.

Raila Odinga is expected to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from his week-long visit to the United Arab Emirates and proceed to the People’s Baraza at Kamukunji Grounds in Kibra Constituency, on the same day.

Opiyo Wandayi said Raila will address the nation at the rally.

“The Kibra People’s Baraza will also set the stage for the peaceful mass action that is set to resume in Nairobi on May 2, 2023, as earlier announced,” he said.

The Ugunja MP added that the coalition will provide more information about the upcoming May events in the coming days and at the Kibra rally.

“We appeal to all supporters of our quest for a just, fair, and democratic nation that prioritises its citizens to turn up in large numbers and welcome Rt. Hon. Odinga home and attend the Kibra rally. We further appeal to everyone attending the twin events to maintain peace and order as we have done in the past,” Wandayi said.