In Summary
  • Dr Kidero cautioned police officers against using excessive force when assuaging chaotic situations.

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has called on residents to avoid violence as National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders try to find the way forward over the contentious election outcome.

At ACK St Mark’s Church in Westlands, Dr Kidero urged Nasa supporters to express their frustration over the outcome with civility.

"I am urging Nairobi residents more particularly in Kibra, Kangemi, Kawangware, Dandora, Kariobangi North and South and Mathare to be tolerant and stop throwing stones at the police.

"Once we die we are the ones who are going to transport each other and not the police," Dr Kidero said.

POLICE

He also cautioned police officers against using excessive force when assuaging chaotic situations.

"Police should not use excessive force and I would also like to urge the government to act with tolerance and follow the law as provided.

"We have been speaking to community leaders telling them that they do not need to react," he said.

He equally advised his fellow leaders to eschew making incendiary remarks.

"I would like to urge our leaders not to say inflammatory statements that will make people react in a manner not good for their lives."

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