Kenyan President Condemns Opposition Protests

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Kenya’s President, William Ruto has condemned opposition protests that turned violent and led to the damage of property, including the invasion of a farm belonging to former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family.

Addressing Kenyans living in Berlin, President Ruto said he would not allow impunity to be part of the country’s discourse.

He vowed to ensure security for all Kenyans and businesses by giving the police the independence of enforcing law and order in the country.

Meanwhile, a church and mosque in Nairobi were destroyed by unknown assailants on Monday night after protestors engaged police in running battles.

Religious leaders have condemned Monday’s attack, urging politicians to consider dialogue and preach peace.

Veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the state of sponsoring violence so that protests degenerate into chaos and lead to death.

Mr. Odinga says the opposition will not relent with their agitation for a review of the 2022 elections, constitution of the electoral commission, and addressing the rise in the cost of living.


BBC/Christopher Ojilere

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