Gideon Moi, the chairman of the KANU Party, has made a statement in response to the recent property damage that has been caused by the opposition’s anti-government marches.
The most recent incident saw goons setting a church and a mosque on fire in Nairobi’s Kibra neighborhood on Monday night following a day of protests.
Goons also broke into Raila Odinga, the leader of the opposition, and his company in Nairobi, as well as former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family farm in Kiambu County, destroying property. Odinga has charged the government with coordinating the invasions to quell the opposition’s protests.
Kenyans, according to Moi on Wednesday, must condemn property destruction while exercising their constitutional right to protest and picket.
He denounced the church’s fire in Kibra, where Odinga enjoys a sizable following.
Although being a member of the Odinga-led coalition group Azimio La Umoja One Kenya, KANU has not participated in the Azimio rallies as the opposition puts pressure on President William Ruto’s administration to cut living costs among other things.
Nonetheless, the party criticized the assault on Kenyatta’s farm on Tuesday, calling it repugnant.
The KANU asked the government to guarantee that those responsible for the attacks be brought to justice through its Secretary-General George Wainaina.