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.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit