Human rights’ group calls for truce

Human rights’ group calls for truce

Kisii,

Saturday, March 18, 2023

K.N.A

By Jane Naitore

A human rights organization in Kisii County has called for a truce between President William Ruto and Azimio Leader Raila Odinga in a bid to end the stale mate that has led to a series of demonstrations which were expected to culminate in the grand faceoff on Monday, March 20, 2023.

Speaking in Kisii town today, officials of Yes Aid Organization said the standoff was causing a rift between Kenyans and could digress to the happenings of the 2007/2008 post-election violence where most of the victims were yet to heal from the ordeal.

The organization Chairman Alfred Akama and Secretary Dr. Cephan Mayaka now want the president and Azimio leader to dialogue.

Dr. Mayaka said the Monday demo was not in good faith and could lead to animosity, tribalism and hatred among Kenyans, besides gender atrocities and destruction of property.

Dr. Mayaka claimed the period since Ruto became president was too short to start gauging his performance objectively.

“As a group that advocates for human rights, we call for diplomatic ways of resolving the stalemate including dialogue,” he said.

Chairman Akama who is also the coordinator of internal displacements in Kisii County noted that the country was not ready to experience such demonstrations.

He urged Odinga to act as an advisor to the president and desist from calling for mass action to especially invade State House because criminals were bound to take advantage of the situation to loot property.

He urged the clergy to rise up and give direction to citizens and call for unity.

Courtesy K.N.A

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