The International Community has expressed serious concerns about the loss of life and property destructions in Kenya due to violent anti-government protests.

Thirteen ambassadors and high commissioners, representing countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, and nine others, have issued a joint statement on Tuesday, condemning the use of live ammunition during the protests.

“We are saddened by the loss of life and concerned by the high level of violence, including the use of live rounds and the destruction of property, during recent demonstrations,” the statement reads.

Recognizing the hardships faced by many Kenyans due to the high cost of living, they have called for a peaceful dialogue to address the nation’s challenges together.

“We recognise the daily hardships faced by many Kenyans and urge all parties to table their concerns through a meaningful dialogue and resolve their differences peacefully to build the nation together, ensuring no further loss of life,” the statement reads in part.

The ambassadors and high commissioners further affirmed their support for constructive and peaceful solutions in Kenya.

Azimio leaders have on Monday announced the Sufuria Movement, which will begin on Wednesday and continue every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Following the Azimio leaders’ announcement, the Kenyan government has withdrawn security officers assigned to Raila Odinga, Martha Karua, Kalonza Musyoka, and 50 Members of Parliament.

Several Kenyans lost their lives during the violent clashes with the police, who employed live ammunition. The death toll from Friday’s demonstrations, known as the Sabasaba rally, has now reached seven, adding to the six lives lost in the previous week’s violent protests

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