Tuesday June 2, 2020 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has joined other global citizens in condemning the killing of George Floyd.
George, a resident of Minnesota, was killed by a white officer from Minneapolis State Police.
In a statement on Tuesday, Raila disclosed that he prayed for justice to be served for George’s murder noting that it was high time dark-skinned people stopped being judged over the colour of their skin.
In his message, Raila called out police brutality that has rocked the US recently.
“I join thousands out there in saying a prayer for the family of George Floyd and – more importantly for the US – a prayer that there be justice and freedom for all human beings who call America their country and that citizens be judged by the content of their character, not the colour of their skin.”
“It is a prayer America can fulfill for George and all its citizens. It is a prayer that we in Africa too owe our citizens even as we stand with Floyd’s family in the US,” he noted.
His message came as a section of Kenyans marshaled and held a demonstration at the US Embassy in Nairobi.
The Kenyan DAILY POST