Kenyatta Outraged By Al Shabaab Terrorism


health geneva; font-size: small;”>Speaking during a meeting with the Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the sidelines of the African Union Summit on Monday, more about President Kenyatta said his primary responsibility is to protect the lives and property of Kenyans and ensure they attend to their daily lives in a safe and secure environment.

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In this regard, the President said that his Government has and will continue to support efforts towards the realization of peace and stability.

The President emphasized that even as his Government supports the peace process in Somalia, the “Somali Government also has responsibility to ensure the lives and property of Kenyans are not threatened by criminal elements from Somalia.”

The President noted that peace and stability in Somalia will be in the interests not only of Somali nationals but also the people of Kenya and the Horn of Africa region.

The President indicated that Kenya’s interest and engagement in Somalia within the framework of IGAD is within the confines of the mandate of AMISOM only.

Kenyan nations near the Somalia border have in the recent years bore the brunt of Al Shabaab terrorism, with militants exploding bombs and killings civilians.

Expressing appreciation for the support of the Kenyan government, President Mohamud assured President Kenyatta of his commitment to achieving the goal of peace and stability without which the reconstruction of the country will not be possible.

He assured President Kenyatta of the commitment of his Government to ensure peace in recently liberated areas.

During the five day visit to Ethiopia, President Kenyatta also attended the 21st Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU where continental issues were discussed.

Making his inaugural speech during the 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the heads of state and government of the African Union, President Uhuru Kenyatta called on African countries to invest enormous resources towards wealth and job creation and stimulate greater African social-economic integration in order to achieve the African aspiration for renewal and renaissance.

He noted that in order to attain this great dream, African states must also avail the requisite resources to the African Union Commission to enable it implement programmes that promote peace and advance development of the continent.

The President asked member states to successfully utilize the youthful and energetic population of the continent to spur greater development.

Kenyatta said he was convinced that an important key to the African aspiration lies in accelerated integration, enhanced trade, particularly intra-Africa trade, investment and creation of a web of infrastructural networks that link the continent and facilitate productive activities.


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