Nairobi – The leader of the National Super Alliance, Raila Odinga, said on Thursday that only Kenyans can solve their problems by insisting that they do not dictate solutions.
This occurs a few hours after the United States Opposition to avoid extra-constitutional actions such as the proposed inauguration ceremony on Jamhuri Day, but Odinga in a reply says that his determination and that of his supporters can not be stopped.
Addressing journalists at the City Depot, where 12 bodies of people killed during and after President Uhuru Kenyatta's oath ceremony were released before the burial in various parts of the country.
"Kenya's problems will be solved by Kenyans, our friends can give us advice, give them that advice in private, do not come and shout at us and tell us that we are going to violate the constitution." What constitution is my foot? 1
Odinga further criticized the international community for what he described as shocking silence, despite assassinations targeting his followers, most of whom he says are victims of police brutality.
] "We are sad and shocked by the silence of our supposed friends from Kenya who are represented in this country. To date, not a single embassy or ambassador has raised his voice to condemn. this senseless killing of innocent people, "said a visibly irritated Odinga.
" However, you have the audacity to come and advise us to forget and move on. We do not do it and we will not recognize the elections of October 26 of this year. We will not be intimidated. "
According to Odinga, more than 200 people have died since he returned to the country from the United States.
– What the United States said –
The United States, through a Statement by Acting Deputy Secretary "The United States also urges opposition leaders to work within the laws of Kenya to pursue the reforms they seek and avoid extra-constitutional actions such as the" inauguration ceremony "proposed on December 12," he said in a statement on Wednesday
"We call for an immediate, sustained, open and transparent national conversation involving all Kenyans to build unity, address long-standing issues and resolve the deep divisions that the electoral process has exacerbated. "
Assured President Uhuru Kenyatta of the continued cooperation of the United States.
" When President Kenyatta begins his second term, the United States will work to deepen our partnership with Kenya for more than 50 years. We are committed to working closely with the government and people of Kenya to further strengthen our excellent ties and improve security, democracy and prosperity for all. "
– What the police said –
] But on the day of his arrival, on November 17, police said in a statement that only five people died.
Of the five, they said three were killed by "people after they were caught stealing," but records of city morgues indicated otherwise.
While more people were killed that day, most had gunshot wounds while others were killed.
The United States also urged security agencies on Wednesday act in moderation while dealing with protesters, whose assembly rights are enshrined in the constitution.
They have called for "a prompt and independent investigation of the reports about the excessive use of force by the security services, and that the officials responsible for the abuses are held accountable ". Protesters who are exercising their constitutional rights have an obligation to do so peacefully. "
" In this spirit, we hope that Kenya will continue to defend its 2010 Constitution, which includes respect for an independent judiciary, protecting the democratic space for a vibrant civil society and the media, and ensure that all citizens have the right to express their opinions.