African Union Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has urged opposition leader Raila Odinga and President William Ruto to sit down and talk following the ongoing anti-government protests in Kenya.
The Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya flag bearer Raila Odinga has recently called for regular protests twice a week which are Monday and Thursday, stating that the Kenya Kwanza regime must lower the cost of living in the country.
A statement from Faki’s office on Tuesday, March 28, stated the chairperson urges all stakeholders to exercise calm and engage in dialogue to address any differences that may exist in the supreme interest of national unity and reconciliation.
“The AU Chairperson expresses deep concern at the violence which has resulted in the loss of life, damage of property and the interruption of certain economic activities in Kenya,” his office further added in the statement.
On Monday, March 27, Police Forces fired tear gas in Nairobi and Kisumu city —which are termed as Raila Odinga’s strongholds — to disperse protesters, aiming canisters at cars carrying journalists in the capital, while looters went on the rampage.
The Police also used tear gas and water cannon as the Former Prime Minister’s convoy moved through a crowded neighbourhood in Nairobi, sending people running for their safety.
In Kisumu county, one person was shot dead, the head of the city’s main hospital told AFP News Agency, the second fatality reported since the demonstrations kicked off the previous Monday when a Maseno University student was killed by Police.
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