The Important Message Uhuru Issued to Kenyans Today
Uhuru speaks after riots erupt in some parts of Kenya
This was his first public appearance after he was declared the winner of the just concluded General Election on Friday night.
Speaking to journalists after meetings he held at the premises, President Kenyatta urged Kenyans to go back to work.
He sharply condemned the violent riots that had led to the loss of lives in various parts of the country.
The President-elect asked the police to use appropriate force to calm down any violence that may erupt during the demonstrations.
He added that Kenyans were free to hold demos peacefully.
“Those who would want to picket can do so but within the provisions of the law,” he said.
Mr. Kenyatta further urged the Opposition, which has vehemently disagreed with the outcome of the election, to follow the proper channels to air their grievances.
“I truly believe that there is no single Kenyan anywhere who wants to continue to see violence, looting, and demonstrations that end up destroying property.
“But if like I said there are those who are aggrieved and feel like they are not willing to accept, there are also constitutionally laid down procedures that they can use to be able to express their dissatisfaction while allowing the many millions of Kenyans who wish to continue with their normal lives to do so,” he said.
The newly elected Head of State added that those wanting to demonstrate do not require permission from him or the Jubilee party.
"Say you want to have a demonstration at this place and this time, organize it with the police you do not need permission from me or Jubilee, It is there in the law. Just do it peacefully and orderly
"But As a Government, we will not allow the loss of lives, destruction of property and looting because many millions of Kenyans are desirous to go about their businesses," he noted.
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