President Uhuru condemns Narasha evictions

Kenyatta asked the public to give the committee investigating the evictions a chance to conclude their work/FILE

Kenyatta asked the public to give the committee investigating the evictions a chance to conclude their work/FILE

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Aug 2 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the inhuman manner in which a court order to evict families at Narasha in Nakuru County was executed.

President Kenyatta said officers executing lawful orders should be humane and respect the basic rights of other Kenyans.

Addressing a public gathering at Narasha Primary on Thursday, the President asked the public to give the committee investigating the evictions a chance to conclude their work.

The committee will be headed by Interior and National Coordination Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku.

Saying government was not involved in the eviction, the President assured affected families their plight will be addressed.

He urged Kenyans to be wary of politicians who incite them to violence and abandon them when chaos breaks out.

“Some politicians who have been in government during the land dispute period are coming here to incite you against the current government barely six month in office. Tell them off.”

President Kenyatta commended the current elected leaders in Nakuru, Narok and Kajiado counties for their political maturity in handling the Narasha evictions.

He said that challenges facing Kenyans cannot be addressed amicably through incitements but through participation and dialogue.

The President affirmed his commitment to uniting Kenyans. He said communities must co-exist harmoniously and end the cycle of clashes after every five years.

  • Kwessi Pratt

    Administration policemen stood guard while houses were torched or demolished. But government is telling us its not aware of these “inhuman acts?!” Surely, what message is being send? Or we are back to those days when a former Mp would be jailed and then his son refused passport to go for further studies. Only for same son to be called at state house, handed over passport and cash! The message being that the jailer was not that so bad after all!!!

  • marloow

    Consequences:

    The very beneficiary of ill-gotten land, not to mention a suspect in fomenting violence against those doing the very thing his father did – grabbing land from the weak – is casting aspersions at those doing the same!!
    Oh the irony!!