- Uhuru drove himself to the SKM Centre
- The last time he attended a public function was during the Jubilee NDC at Ngong Racecourse
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has today made a surprise appearance at the requiem mass held in Nairobi in order to mourn the victims of police brutality during the anti government demonstrations organized by the opposition last week.
This event marked the first time the former head of State participated in a function led by the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
Uhuru who was driving himself to the Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (SKM) Centre, was welcomed by prominent Azimio leaders, including Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga, and Martha Karua, are also in attendance
Jomo Home Raid
This move by Uhuru came shortly after he accused President William Ruto’s government of harassment.
Recently, security officers conducted a raid on Uhuru’s son’s home in Karen, with the intention of recovering firearms allegedly acquired illegally.
Fortunately for Jomo Kenyatta, Uhuru’s son, the court intervened and halted the withdrawal of his firearm license
“Leave is, therefore, granted in terms of prayers 2 and 3…. leave granted shall operate as stay on 1st and 2nd respondents’ decision seeking to revoke the applicant’s firearm license or demanding surrender of firearm license held under that license without following due process as set out in the Firearms Arms Act, cap. 114,”Justice Ngaah ruled.
The former President has vehemently denied any involvement in funding or supporting opposition protests that has been happening in the country over the high cost of living referring the allegations by the government as mere side shows.
The requiem is meant to offer a moment of reflection and remembrance for the lives lost during the anti-government demonstrations. The victims’ families and friends, together with the Azimio leaders have come together to mourn their loss and call for an end to police brutality in the country.