The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Moussa Faki MAHAMAT, has called for calm in Kenya amidst public protests that have been ongoing since March 21, 2023.
The Kenyan protests have resulted in loss of life, damage to property, and disruption of certain economic activities in the capital, Nairobi.
Expressing deep concern at the violence, the Chairperson has urged all stakeholders to exercise calm and engage in dialogue to address any differences that may exist in the supreme interest of national unity and reconciliation.
He also recalled the successful conduct of the General Elections in August 2022 in Kenya and the subsequent unanimous confirmation of the election outcome by the Supreme Court.
The Chairperson reiterated the African Union’s total solidarity with and support to the Government and the People of Kenya’s efforts working towards national unity, peace, and stability in the country.
The Chairperson has called on all parties involved to work towards resolving their differences in a peaceful and constructive manner and to refrain from any acts of violence that could further escalate the situation.
The African Union has been closely monitoring the situation in Kenya and remains committed to supporting efforts to maintain peace and stability in the country.
The Chairperson has also expressed the African Union’s willingness to provide any assistance necessary to help facilitate dialogue and promote peaceful resolution of any disputes.
The African Union Commission continues to monitor the situation in Kenya closely and will work with all stakeholders to promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the country.