President William Ruto is set to address the nation this evening as pressure mounts on him to find a political solution to the ongoing anti-government protests by Azimio la Umoja.
The president was conspicuously absent from Church today morning as it has been the norm since he was sworn in. His deputy Rigathi Gachagua and prime cabinet secretary Musalia Mudavadi also did not broadcast on their social media pages where they went to church if at all they did.
This is as The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) called for the suspension of the ongoing anti-government demonstrations and the prayer meetings frequently held by government and political leaders.
KCCB chairman Martin Musonde said the demonstrations are causing mayhem and unrest in the nation putting the lives of many Kenyans at risk.
“Indeed, there will be no goodwill in pursuing a violent path or a path of revenge by using such gatherings,” he said.
He, therefore, called for a truce between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga, urging them to seize the blame game and prioritize the interests of the nation and its citizens.
“We urge all our leaders, specifically our President and Hon. Raila Odinga, and all their advisors, that for the love we have for our country, and for the love and respect of those who have suffered, lost lives, and for the love of God whose places of worship have been desecrated, to stop for a moment, from pushing the conflict any further. This conflict is being driven by the political class. It will never favour the common man,” he said.
“Dear Kenyans, we must decide now or face the consequences of selfish political interests! Our political class seems empty of ideas to offer to their political parties and groupings.”