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Kenya president warns opposition leader over chaos

NAIROBI – Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has earned the opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop demonstrations that have rocked the country in recent weeks.

Kenyatta, who was speaking at the burial service of Nyeri Governor  Wahome Gakuru, who died in a road accident on the Nairobi-Nyeri highway on November 7, said he would not allow “a few people to destroy the country”.

Five people were killed on Friday when demonstrations rocked Nairobi when Odinga supporters clashed with police during his return from the US.

“We have a Constitution and we are a nation that is governed by the rule of law. We must abide by it. Asking people to abide by it is not going overboard,” Kenyatta was quoted by the Daily Nation newspaper, “Even myself as President, I followed the law when I felt I had been wronged. We shall demand that we must be a nation that is guided by the Constitution,”

During the same event, his deputy, William Ruto, accused Nasa of using intimidation and violence to force their way to power.

“They think they can use intimidation and violence to further their political agenda but they will not succeed. We will never succumb to intimidation or blackmail,” he said.

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1 comment

rezen Nov 20, 2017 at 4:56 am

Subject: “Kenya president warns opposition leader over chaos”Nov 19, 2017

Commentary, 19 Nov 2017
QUOTE: “They think they can use intimidation and violence to further their political agenda but they will not succeed. We will never succumb to intimidation or blackmail,” UNQUOTE

Expressing opinion is not intimidation or violence or blackmail. >>> provided it is done in a peaceful and graceful manner. In that context, political leaders should think seriously before using loose words to entice the emotion of peaceful people, leading them to massacre each other. In that case, the politicians are fully responsible and accountable for arousing the emotion of people — NOT the people.

The upheaval in Kenya is directly proportional to the pitch of emotional rhetoric broadcast by the two protagonists. They are fully responsible for arousing emotion of a serene people and peaceful country. THAT IS ALL.

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