President William Ruto has asked Opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off the Nationwide anti-government protests.
“In view of the recent events that led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the demonstrations that have occasioned in our country for the past two weeks, I urge my brother Raila Odinga and the opposition to call off the demonstrations and give this bipartisan approach a chance for us to take the country forward,”
“In the last 2 weeks, our country has experienced grave acts of lawlessness, widespread violence, looting and invasion of private property by persons taking advantage of political demonstrations called by the opposition,” Ruto said at State House.
Ruto however maintained that there will be no handshake between him and Raila Odinga.
“Our position is that we want to engage our brothers and sisters on the other side on issues that are important to the people of Kenya, them as the opposition and us as a government. That way, the system of checks and balances remains intact,” he said.