Human rights advocate, political commentator and attorney, Kenyatta Powell, says he was not moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness speech on crime and violence.

Powell referred to the speech as emotional manipulation.

During the National Day of Prayer at the Power of Faith Ministries in Portmore on Tuesday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness delivered a speech, on the recent killings of 10-year-old Jezariah Tyrell and two brothers in Westmoreland.

However, Powell says the emotive appeal did not sit well with him.

Powell believes that there are supporters of the administration who may have been moved by the speech.

Kenyatta Powell, human rights advocate, political commentator and attorney.

Meanwhile, security consultant and General Manager of Armex PRO Security Services Limited, Robert Finzi Smith was also critical of the speech. unimpressed by the prime minister’s speech.

He says it did not address the actual issues.

Robert Finzi Smith, Security Consultant and General Manager of Armex PRO Security Services Limited.