by Wareez Odunayo
Former US President, Barack Obama has called for calm in the ongoing political situation in his father’s home country, Kenya.
Speaking on the election, Obama urged the leaders to shun any form of violence and called on Kenyans to respect the Constitution.
“I urge Kenyan leaders to reject violence and incitement; respect the will of the people; urge security forces to act professionally and neutrally, and work together no matter the outcome,”
“I urge all Kenyans to work for an election and aftermath that is peaceful and credible, reinforcing confidence in your new Constitution and the future of your country. Any disputes around the election should be resolved peacefully, through Kenya’s institutions and the rule of law,” he added.