Nairobi Kenya, Statehouse – Sunday, 2nd April 2023 – President William Ruto Asks Raila to call off Monday and Thursday Protests.
President William Samoei Ruto has today asked opposition leaders headed by former prime minister Raila Odinga to call off protests in the country.
According to his Sunday speech at the statehouse Kenya, President Ruto pointed out that ongoing Azimio protests are compromising peoples lives and properties.
Through the Monday and Thursday protests, people’s business and properties have been destroyed. A good example is the attack of former President Uhuru Kenyatta farm.
Through this protests Kenyans have also lost their lives, including one university student killed in Western Kenya and an ice businessman.
The president has urged Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga to call off the protests and adopt a discussion process or a constitution way to solve their issues.
Just to be clear on his statement, Ruto said his doors are still open to any person who needs a discussion with the president of Goodwill to Kenyans.
Raila is urged to call off Monday protests and adopt a bipartisan approach to find solutions to the Azimio la Umoja demands. Among their demands is the lowering of the cost of living, the formation of the Electoral Council, and the opening of their servers.
On answering Chemutai Goin of Citizen Tv, President William Ruto believes in the Bipartisan process.
President Ruto condems attacks on journalists and media
Chazima of NTV questions about the enjoyment of power of numbers by Members of Parliament and attacks on the journalists when carrying out their duties.
“We are great believers of free media. Any engagement that puts the media in danger is not acceptable. There are no deliberate attacks on the media, and if their is any, we will oppose it. If there are any attacks, we will oppose it irrespective of how biased they are.” President William Ruto answers.