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Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli on Sunday 13th August urged the police to refrain from using live bullets on protestors who are expressing their dissatisfaction following the announcement of presidential results by the electoral commission last Friday.
The trade union boss said that most of the protesters are unarmed and police should refrain from using live bullets.
He also warned politicians against inciting the public since Kenyans voted peacefully, noting that poll losers should use legal channels to challenge the outcome of the elections.
The COTU boss said that violence after every election doesn’t board well for Kenya as a country and urged Jubilee Party and NASA to find an amicable solution to end the chaos.
“I am not saying Raila should concede. He has his constitutional rights though if I was Uhuru, I would make him my adviser and give him a job befitting his status as a national leader. He is an elder who can make informed decisions,” COTU leader advised.
Protests erupted in different parts of the country,with the most affected being Mathare and Kibra in Nairobi County and Kondele and Nyalenda in Kisumu County since the announcement of the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta by IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati on Friday August 11.