I support Kenyans and urge leaders to embrace dialogue – Uhuru

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a statement on the ongoing protest against the Finance Bill.

The former Head of State shared his condolences with Kenyans who lost their lives during Tuesday’s protest, saying they had the constitutional right to picket.

“I come to you with great regret and saddened by the loss of lives caused by the current situation prevailing in the country. It is the right of Kenyans to protest as determined by the Constitution of Kenya 2010. It is also the duty of leaders listen to those you lead,” said Uhuru,

Uhuru also called for calm and urged the leaders to embrace dialogue with the people.

“As your former president, I have felt the weight of leading Kenyans. Therefore, I pray that wisdom and civility will be established and that peace and progress will belong to all of us as children of Kenya,” he said .

The former president affirmed his support for Kenyans and urged leaders to “speak to the people and not to the people.”

“I pray for peace and understanding for each and every Kenyan and for us all to remember that Kenya is bigger than one of us; there is nothing written in stone that cannot be changed.”

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