Julius Kamau is a former street preacher who now sells used clothing. He revealed that injustices committed by county askaris and police officers against hawkers prompted him to begin activism. Kamau stated that he occasionally attends high-level meetings via ‘panya’ routes.
Julius Kamau Kimani, a controversial city activist, has warned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) not to hold elections on August 9.
Kamau, who was kicked out of the commission’s meeting with stakeholders on July 12, said holding elections in the next 23 days would be dangerous.
“I believe that holding an election in this country at this time would be extremely risky. Ni venye watu wamekataa kunielewa (I have the message, but people have refused to listen), “Filamu Ya Kimathi was informed.
He claimed that their insatiable desire for power has brought the country to its knees. “Politicians have wreaked havoc on this country. They have taken our minds, freedom, and future “He bemoaned. He stated that his decision to become an activist was fueled by the injustices that Kenyans face on a daily basis at the hands of the political class.
Kamau interrupts an IEBC meeting
Kamau has been disrupting high-level meetings in order to force leaders to give him an audience.
On Tuesday, July 12, he attempted to disrupt an IEBC voter sensitization program at the KICC in Nairobi.
Kamau, who was being roughed up by security forces in the area, was heard shouting that Kenyans did not want the August 9 general election.
On Monday, May 23, he caused mayhem outside Kenya’s Bomas amid shouts; Kamau shoved out a placard stating that Africa was still under the control of colonial masters.
Kamau was arrested on Thursday, April 7, while protesting the high cost of living ahead of the 2022/23 budget reading. On Wednesday, June 29, he was escorted by security officers after disrupting an IEBC meeting with presidential candidates at the Windsor Hotel.
Who is Julius Kamau
Kamau works as a hawker in Nairobi and believes that the country is not prepared to hold an election in the next 24 hours.
“Mimi ni hawker hapa town za mitumba nguo. (I am a Nairobi hawker who sells secondhand clothing.) “Kamau disclosed.