In a heartfelt plea, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has implored young Kenyans to halt the ongoing protests for peace and security in the nation.

Following reports of violence and looting during recent demonstrations, Gachagua emphasized the importance of preserving order and preventing criminal elements from hijacking the peaceful protests.

Addressing the Generation Z protesters, Gachagua stated, “Our country faces challenging times, and as a leader, I urge for peace and calm. Kenya is our only home, and I urge all Kenyans to uphold peace and reject violence.” He reassured the youth that their concerns are being addressed, urging them to trust the ongoing processes.

Acknowledging President William Ruto’s responsiveness to their demands by dropping the Finance Bill 2024, Gachagua underscored the need for unity and national cohesion. He urged all political leaders to prioritize peaceful coexistence and refrain from escalating tensions.

Speaking at Mirera village in Nayuki, Laikipia County, during a funeral ceremony, Gachagua was joined by prominent leaders including Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi, Governors Joshua Irungu, Mutahi Kahiga, and Kiarie Badilisha, Senate Deputy Speaker Kathuri Murungi, and over 30 Members of Parliament.

The Deputy President’s call for tranquility resonated with the gathered crowd, emphasizing the collective responsibility to safeguard Kenya’s peace and prosperity for all.