Ruto warns ‘economic terrorists’

Ruto warns ‘economic terrorists’

By Peter Ochieng 

President William Ruto on Wednesday issued a stern warning to people he termed as ‘economic terrorists.’

Perhaps in reference to Azimio La Umoja One Kenya leader, Raila Odinga who has called for countrywide demos every Monday and Thursday, the Head of State warned that economic terrorists out to destabilize the country’s business environment and sabotage economic growth will not be spared.

“Thereis no reason whatsoever for anyone to stand in the way of free enterprise, disrupt business or sabotage economic activity or work as economic terrorists for personal selfish interests,” said Ruto.

He spoke when he graced an event at Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) for the listing of Laptrust Imara.

Ruto warned that violent protests aimed at destroying property will not be tolerated by his administration.

“Such impunity must be dealt with firmly and full accountability enforced to vindicate Kenya’s commitment as a free markt economy.”

“I want to give you my commitment that the business and investment environment in Kenya is secure and conducive on a sustainable basis,” he told investors.

He said no one is above the law, when it comes to operating under the 2010 constitution.

“Through the rule of law the government will take robust measures to honour and respect the rights of all and demonstrate that no one is above the law by decisively combating impunity,” he added.

On Tuesday, Odinga and his Azimio brigade declared mass action twice a week, in what he said was due to public demand until his demands are met by the Ruto administration.

He wants the President to reduce the cost of living, open IEBC presidential election servers and stop recruitment process of new IEBC commissioners among others issues.

Religious leaders have already called for dialogue between the president and the opposition leader, to prevent weekly demos.


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