Let our prayer direct our action. Chris was a man who gave himself to the service of his country, and its institutions. It is appropriate, then, to let those institutions handle the investigation, the better to bring the doers of this foul deed to justice. Careless speculation in this time of grief only makes the work of investigators harder, and it only adds to the pain of those who loved him. Let us respect his life, his achievements, and his memory by allowing these investigations to proceed calmly. The Republic must secure the lives, the property, and the safety of its people — and it will.
But beyond that, we must remain united. This is not the time to allow a tragedy such as this to divide us, to turn brother against brother. In the face of death, we stand strong together: so that we can mourn a patriot; so that we can comfort his family and those he loved; and so that the ideal for which he lived— the free and fair choice of our leaders — is realised.
UHURU KENYATTA, CGH
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE FORCES
1st August 2017