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Joint Statement by Ambassadors & High Commissioners in Kenya on Demonstrations

18 July 2023

We are saddened by the loss of life and concerned by high levels of violence, including the use of live rounds and the destruction of property, during the recent demonstrations.

We recognise the daily hardship 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.

We stand ready to support the parties in their efforts to find constructive and peaceful solutions.

This statement has been issued by the following Ambassadors and High Commissioners:

AUSTRALIA – Luke Williams, High Commissioner | CANADA-Christopher Thornley, High Commissioner DENMARK-Ole Thonke, Ambassador | FINLAND – Pirkka Tapiola, Ambassador GERMANY-Sebastian Groth, Ambassador | IRELAND – Fionnuala Quinlan, Ambassador NETHERLANDS – Maarten Brouwer, Ambassador | NORWAY – Geir Arne Schei, Charge d’Affaires SWEDEN-Caroline Vicini, Ambassador | SWITZERLAND – Valentin Zellweger, Ambassador UKRAINE-Andrii Pravednyk, Ambassador | UNITED KINGDOM – Josephine Gauld, Charge d’Affaires UNITED STATES-Meg Whitman, Ambassador

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