DP Gachagua Urges Kenyans To Resume Businesses As Security Officers Are Vigilant

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has urged Kenyans to resume their businesses after the anti-government protests were called off by opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday.

Taking to social media on Monday, DP Gachagua affirmed that he will ensure security officers remain on high alert to apprehend any persons who might still take the streets to loot and vandalize public property.

“With the calling off of the demonstrations and violence, I urge all Kenyans to go back to work and resume their businesses with vigour and alacrity,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Aware that hooligans who were set to take advantage of the chaos to loot and steal could still be prepared to continue, our security officers are vigilant and on full alert.”

The Second in Command also stated that he will ensure those who have played part in looting and vandalizing property in past demonstrations will be brought to book.

“All lawbreakers will be swiftly apprehended and prosecuted in accordance with the law,” he said.

He also commended citizens for their zeal and avidity to report to their respective workplaces, a virtue he says he observed during his now recurring early reporting hours to work.

“As I drove through Nairobi City on my way to work early this morning, I was amazed by the resilience of the Kenyan people. Despite the heavy downpour, Kenyans are briskly walking to work as drivers beat the traffic jam and drainage challenges,” he said.

“I am happy our economy that had started showing signs of recovery is now back on track.”

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