Former President Uhuru Kenyatta Attends Azimio Memorial for the Victims of Anti-Government Protests Amid Rising Tension with President William Ruto at the SKM Center, Karen
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the Azimio memorial service on Friday, July 28, 2023, organized by the Azimio coalition to honor the victims who lost their lives during the anti-government protests. The event was held at the SKM Center in Karen, Nairobi, and was attended by other leaders, including Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.
The memorial service was held amid rising tension between President William Ruto and former President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Azimio coalition, which is led by Raila Odinga, has been organizing protests against the government, calling for reforms and an end to police brutality. The protests have been met with a heavy-handed response from the police, resulting in the deaths of several people
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s attendance at the Azimio memorial service is significant, as it signals his support for the coalition’s cause and his continued involvement in Kenyan politics. Uhuru Kenyatta’s relationship with President William Ruto has been strained in recent months, with the two leaders taking opposing positions on various issues, including the handling of the protests
The Azimio coalition has been calling for structured talks with President William Ruto to end the protests and address the grievances of the people. The coalition has also been pushing for reforms in the police force and the justice system to ensure accountability and transparency
The attendance of former President Uhuru Kenyatta at the Azimio memorial service is a significant development in Kenyan politics. It signals his support for the coalition’s cause and his continued involvement in the country’s affairs. The rising tension between President William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta underscores the need for dialogue and a peaceful resolution of the issues facing the country. The Azimio coalition’s call for structured talks is a step in the right direction and should be supported by all stakeholders to ensure a peaceful and prosperous Kenya.