Muthama calls for peaceful coexistence amid anti-government demos
The Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner Johnson Muthama has called for peaceful coexistence and sobriety in the country amidst anti-government demonstrations.
The former Machakos Senator has called on Kenyans to cease activities that might plunge the country into chaos, adding that it will not be easy to rebuild the country.
He spoke on Tuesday in Githunguri, Kiambu County during the burial ceremony of the late Mary Muthoni Mbugua.
“Let us be faithful and true to our country because we have no other country known as Kenya where we can move in and live into. We only have one Kenya and must be protected and preserved for future generations,” Mr Muthama said.
Mr Muthama also reiterated the need to adhere to the rule of law and those caught on the wrong side of the law should face consequences.
Mr Muthama’s call comes as Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition led by former Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga intensifies their protests against the government of President William Ruto.
Previously, Mr Muthama served as the UDA Chairperson, a position that he held until early this month when he resigned ahead of his new role.
Azimio’s demonstrations have now entered week two after two successful protests that paralysed services in Nairobi CBD, Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and some other towns.
On Tuesday, Mr Odinga said they will not relent until their demands are met, which include lowering the cost of living, the reinstatement of four former IEBC commissioners to office and opening the IEBC server.
President Ruto has however maintained that he will not yield to demands from the opposition even as his administration works on reducing the cost of living in the country.