UN’s attention has been drawn by the ongoing demos asks leaders to talk

The attention of the United Nations Human Rights body has been drawn by the ongoing push and pull between the government and the opposition that has led to the ongoing anti-government protests.

In a statement to newsrooms the United Nations Human Rights Office has said it is ‘very concerned by the widespread violence, and allegations of unnecessary or disproportionate use of force, including the use of firearms, by police during the Azimio-led protests’.

While calling for speedy investigations into the reported deaths and injuries recorded across the country, the United Nations office spokesperson Jeremy Laurence has similarly encouraged the ruling regime and the opposition to seek amicable ways to address their ongoing spat.

“Reports say up to 23 people have been killed and dozens injured in the demonstrations in the past week,” said Laurence in the statement.

This is as President William Ruto scathingly castigated the Azimio chief for calling for another round of demonstrations saying the government will not bow down to demands by the opposition.

While recounting Odinga trails in the political arena ,President Ruto has said the opposition has become saboteurs of his economic agenda. 

Speaking in Nakuru, President William Ruto has warned of facing Odinga head on in his planned protest in the coming week.

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