Kalonzo Musyoka recently stated that he stood alongside Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimio La Umoja One Coalition, as well as other Azimio leaders. Their intention was to address the tragic incident involving Brian Malika Mwendwa’s death due to police brutality. This incident has raised concerns about police misconduct in Kenya.
The Azimio leaders are advocating for justice for Brian’s family, as the loss of a young life in such a distressing circumstance is deeply saddening. While mourning the loss of this young man, it’s reasonable to expect leaders to caution young people and students against engaging in street protests or demonstrations that might result in harm. However, some leaders have been silent on this matter, prompting questions about their stance and commitment to preventing further tragic incidents.
It’s disheartening to witness the burial of disadvantaged children who are often encouraged to participate in protests and demonstrations, while leaders’ own children are not exposed to such risks. The term “martyrs” was used by Raila Odinga to describe these young individuals, which further highlights the contrasting realities faced by different segments of society.
Addressing these disparities and advocating for justice while promoting peaceful means of expression is crucial for the well-being and safety of all citizens. Balancing the call for justice with the prevention of violence is an important challenge that leaders should address to ensure a better future for the country.