Kenyan President William Ruto has reiterated that no one is above the law, while also warning against the trampling of other people’s rights in the name of exercising one’s rights.
Speaking at State House in Nairobi after presiding over the swearing-in of Solicitor General Shadrack Mose, Ruto said he would ensure that the country is governed by the rule of law, and that nothing extralegal or extra-constitutional will be tolerated.
The president stated that none of us is above the law, and allowing people to operate outside the law is condoning impunity that could end up anywhere. He urged all Kenyans to respect the law, saying it was meant for everyone.
Ruto has consistently dismissed calls for protests by Raila Odinga and his Azimio la Umoja alliance, calling for peaceful resolution of political differences.
The call for protests by the Azimio alliance led to the shutdown of a majority of businesses in Nairobi, with traders electing to stay home or risk having their businesses attacked and looted.
Hundreds of policemen were deployed in the CBD to maintain law and order, leading to running battles with the protestors.