13 August 2017

Kenyan Celebrities Call for Restoration of Peace

Photo: Octopizzo/Facebook

Kenyan artists have joined the growing calls for peace in the country in the wake of pockets of violence witnessed following the announcement of results of the presidential elections.

The protests, mainly witnessed in Kisumu, Homa Bay, plus Kibera and Mathare slums in Nairobi, have so far claimed an unconfirmed number of lives with many others reportedly injured during confrontations between protesters and police officers.

Rapper Octopizzo has been one of the most vocal so far in the calls for restoration of peace.


On Saturday the musician visited Kibera slums and urged youths in the area to uphold by peace by kucheza chinin (taking it easy).

This message was warmly welcomed by a majority of Kenyans on social media.

Separately, popular comedian and radio presenter Felix Odiwour aka Jalang ' o has appealed to opposition leader Raila Odinga to calm his supporters.

Stolen victory or not this thing is done and dusted. Uhuru Kenyatta is President. Just one word from you will stop what is happening. For now you must speak and tell your army to retreat. We cannot loose twice, he said.


Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders

Kenya has rejected fresh pressure from the United States to seize the properties of South Sudanese leaders that were… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 The Nation. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.