President William Ruto has asked Azimio Coalition leaders to apologize to the nation for organizing anti-government demonstrations that resulted in the loss of life and destruction of property in various regions across the nation.
Speaking on Friday at the Kichwa cha Kati fish market in Malindi, Kilifi County, President Ruto noted that it is dishonest for the Opposition, led by Raila Odinga and former President Uhuru Kenyatta, to express concern for the lives lost during the demonstrations when they were the ones who planned the disorderly riots.
According to President Ruto, Odinga, and his Azimio brigade are insincere in their mourning of Kenyans who perished during demonstrations last week.
“Those leaders should be ashamed of themselves and apologize to the people of Kenya for the mayhem they inflicted on the people of Kenya, and we will eliminate violence from Kenyan politics.”
“Had they not planned these violent demonstrations, the outcome would have been different; they should be ashamed,” Ruto stated.
As their primary mission is to safeguard the lives and property of Kenyans, the President added that the police will not be intimidated in the line of duty.
Ruto, who is on an official tour of the Coast region, added, “We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and human life in the name of political competition…things will never be the same again.”
Regarding the Kenya Kwanza government’s negotiations with the opposition led by Raila Odinga, Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa noted that their faction will only tolerate publicly held negotiations on live TV.
“Ifanyike Wakenya wote wawe mashahidi ili pasiwe na mambo ya kibinafsi, bali mambo ambayo yatasaidia Wakenya kama kuinua uchumi,” he said.