BBI launch: Baby Pendo’s parents urge leaders to accept election results

President Uhuru Kenyatta at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi County during the official launch of the Building Bridges to a United Kenya Taskforce Report./PSCU

Mother to baby Pendo, a six month old girl killed by police in Kisumu in August 2017,  has called upon politicians who have lost in elections to accept the results as a way to end post-election violence in the Country.

Speaking during the launch of Building Bridges Initiative report in Bomas Nairobi, Lensa Achieng’ said that she lost her child because of election violence and called upon politicians not to allow another mother to lose a child or a family or a kin because of election.

“During election in August 2017, a flower was uprooted in my farm and my flower can never be replaced, politicians kindly sell your manifestos to Kenyans and when you lose please accept the results and let the country move on,” said Acheing’.

Achieng has also asked Kenyans to read the BBI report and make a decision that will see the Country moving forward.

She also appreciated the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga that has united the country.    

Samantha Pendo, was the infant who became the image of police brutality in the August 2017 post-election chaos.

Pendo’s father Joseph Abanja urged politicians not to incite Kenyans.

Abanja called on President Uhuru Kenyatta not to forget their family’s plight.