Protest if you must, but no violence – Uhuru tells CORD
10 June 2016, 19:52
Nairobi - The government will not tolerate any more destruction of property by the Opposition under the guise of peaceful protests.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said stern action will be taken against
anyone who destroys public or private property while claiming to be
holding peaceful demonstrations.
He also called on those who take part in the Opposition
demonstrations over the IEBC to use their intelligence and stop
provoking security officers.
President Kenyatta said it was laughable for someone to throw stones
at armed officers and expect that the policemen will enjoy the
treatment. He said such foolhardy people will only have themselves to
“We will not allow demonstrations to be used to destroy any
property,” said President Kenyatta in Tala, Machakos where he launched
He gave his warning after observing that the Opposition was not genuinely interested in dialogue over the IEBC.
President Kenyatta said even after the Jubilee Government nominated
MPs to sit in a select committee of Parliament, the Opposition appears
to be backtracking even though it had used the excuse of wanting
dialogue to cause destruction of property and lose of lives.