I am writing this letter to you as a concerned Kenyan, a Kenyan who is tired of all the hurt and the killings that have been going on. Someone who is tired of watching our people die in the name of elections.
Dear Mr President, an open letter to Uhuru Kenyatta
Dear President Uhuru Kenyatta,
Mr Uhuru when you were declared the president elect, millions celebrated, others cried and some wept due to fear that some Kenyans would resort to violence when their candidate lost.
And unfortunately they resorted to riots in Kisumu, Mathare and Kibera; protests which could have been solved without any bloodshed.
According to the the Kenya National Commission On Human Rights (), 24 people have been killed by police in the protests, claims the Government has ignorantly denied.
Look I’ve never been a police officer and can’t say I know their case but there has got to be a better way to deal with riots rather than use LIVE bullets.
“Fellow Kenyans, elections come and go but Kenya is here to stay. Let us always remember that we are all brothers and sisters.” You told us as soon as you got elected but you have unfortunately been quiet about the violence meted upon our brothers and sisters. As Desmond Tutu once said “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
Mr President your silence is not helping the situation when Kenyans are dying in the hands of government forces and the feverish State's denial of the violence that has been going on. Right now the elephant’s foot is pressed firmly on the mouse’s head because you failed to act when Kenyans looked upon you.
When you have the responsibility of being a president and you carry on with silence as a 6-month-old child is clobbered with a club in her home and 9-year-old is shot dead in her home, you send a strong message to people outside your political group that they are not worth it.
And if they feel that they are not worth it then that cohesion DP William Ruto talked about will not be possible. If people feel that they are not worth it 'nation building and development for the country' will not be possible because we need to work as a unit. So Mr President, speak and do something, you can’t just be silent when Kenyans are dying.
P Live Editorial Team.
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