Probe allegations of police brutality, urge US and Britain
SEE ALSO: The Trump year and his escapadesIn a statement, Godec said the security forces should show maximum restraint in containing demonstrators. The UK minister echoed the US concerns and warned that the country can easily slide into ethnic violence if measures are not taken to stop the brutality. “All allegations of abuses on the part of the security forces should be fully investigated and action taken against security personnel found to have committed violations,” said Stewart. “I have been deeply concerned by outbreaks of ethnic and political violence. Leaders and politicians should categorically and publicly reject violence and make every effort to ensure their supporters do so as well.” Stewart called on the police to exercise restraint when dealing with NASA demonstrators following the announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election. “I urge security forces to exercise maximum restraint and call on protestors who are exercising their constitutional rights to do so peacefully,” said Stewart. He appealed for calm following the yesterday’s announcement by IEBC. “I call on all Kenyans to come together at this critical moment in an open and transparent national dialogue, to reject the politics of hatred, and to resolve divisions so that Kenya moves forward towards greater peace and prosperity.” “The UK stands together with all Kenyans at this critical time. I welcome the work of many Kenyans to help keep the peace and assist those affected by the violence,” he added.
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