Finger on the Pulse

  • 28 Jun 2024
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  • 〜 by Shammah Sirima

‘We Are Deeply Concerned’: IMF Says On Kenya’s Situation Amid Protests

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) weighed in on the events that ensued following the demonstrations against the Finance Bill 2024.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, Julie Kozack, IMF Director of Communications, stated that the financial body was concerned with the tragic events including the loss of lives and destruction of property.

Kozack noted that the IMF was taking a keen look at the country’s situation while reaffirming its position in assisting Kenya to overcome its economic challenges.

“We are deeply concerned about the tragic events in Kenya in recent days and saddened by the loss of lives and the many injuries. Our thoughts are with all the people affected by the turmoil in the country,” the statement read in part.

“The IMF is closely monitoring the situation in Kenya. Our main goal in supporting Kenya is to help it overcome the difficult economic challenges it faces and improve its economic prospects and the well-being of its people. We are committed to working together with Kenya to chart a course towards robust, sustainable, and inclusive growth.”