President William Ruto has said he will not allow Kenya to degenerate into lawlessness on his watch.
In what seemed to be a reaction to the ongoing ant-government protests, the president while speaking on Monday, March 20 at State House said no one is above the law even as they exercise their constitutional rights.
“Nothing outside the law is going to be part of what we do as a nation because allowing ourselves to operate outside the law is actually condoning impunity,” he said.
The President made these remarks while presiding over the swearing-in of Shadrack Mose as Solicitor General.
Moreover, the sentiments by the head of state came just as Azimio leader Raila Odinga left Serena Hotel in a convoy.
The Azimio leader headed to the streets in solidarity with his supporters who had been engaging police officers in running battles since early morning.
The opposition team is pushing for changes in how the Kenya Kwanza government is running the country.
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As such, they are demanding for a fresh selection of IEBC commissioners, the cost of living lowered and for President Ruto to remove punitive taxes among other complaints.
Nonetheless, the head of state stated that anyone who is not happy with any issues has a right to express their disapproval of the status quo. He added that they must, however, seek redress through a legally permitted path.
President William Ruto further noted that going the slippery route of employing lawlessness could end badly for the country.
“It could end anywhere so I want to encourage us as the people of Kenya to respect the law because it’s made for all of us and if there are any sections of the Constitution that we are unhappy about, there is a process for its amendment or change,” president Ruto said.
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