President Tokayev says he's now in charge of Kazakh Security Council, "will stay with the people"

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, azakhstan’s President

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# 05 January 2022 17:17 (UTC +04:00)

President Tokayev said on Wednesday that he is now in charge of the Kazakh Security Council, noting that he will remain in the country's capital city and "stay with the people", APA reports citing Sputnik.

The country's Security Council was earlier headed by former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Noting that the violent protests had resulted in the killing of law enforcement officers, Tokaev underlined that the authorities intend to act as decisively as possible against offenders in the protests.

Additionally, Tokaev pledged to roll out a new package of proposals in the near future in the wake of the demonstrations.