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Tax: APRA Condoles with Kenyans Over Protest, Calls on Govt To Put people’s interest Above Political Considerations

Tax: APRA Condoles with Kenyans Over Protest, Calls on Govt To Put people’s interest above Political Considerations

Omoniyi Ibietan Picture
Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan

African Public Relations Association (APRA), the pan-African professional body for PR practitioners on the continent released a statement over the recent mass protests in Keyan on the tax hike plan by the Kenyan government. In the press release made available to Newsmediang on Wednesday, the Secretary-General of the African Public Relations Association (APRA), Dr. Omoniyi Ibietan, the body sympathises with the people of Kenyan as well as the PR community in the country.

Also called on the Kenyan government to listen to its people’s voices by putting them first before political considerations. The body in the same veins commiserate with the families of those who died and wish a speedy recovery to those injured during the protests.

“The Executive Council and Members of APRA condole with all Kenyans in
general over the recent crisis that happened in the Republic of Kenya.
Also, we stand in solidarity with our colleagues in the Public Relations
Society of Kenya (PRSK).”

“We urge the Government of Kenya to put the people of Kenya first and in
a show of conversational capacity as al ready indicated by the Presidency, undertakes stakeholder consultations with empathy and an openness to reconciliation.

“We commiserate with the families of those who died and wish a speedy recovery to those injured during the protests. We fervently pray for the repose of the souls of the deceased.” The statement reads.

Newsmediang reports that the Kenyans took to the streets to protest the unpopular tax hikes, as the death toll from nationwide demonstrations climbed to 22, a state-funded rights body said, vowing an investigation.

Tensions sharply escalated Tuesday, as police opened fire on demonstrators who stormed parliament after the mainly youth-led rallies began mostly peacefully last week with thousands marching across the country Kenyans the tax increases.
The President of the country has bowed to pressure by cancelling the planned tax increase over the nationwide protests.

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