Uhuru: Youth Involvement Crucial For Stability


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buy more about geneva; font-size: small;”>President Kenyatta emphasized that one-voice and grass-roots approach was critical in identifying and solving the collective problems and an ideal chance to realize sustainable peace-building, stability and development in the region.

Speaking during the Great Lakes Summit chaired by President Yoweri Museveni in Nairobi and attended by several other regional dignitaries, he (President Kenyatta) said the effects of conflict on human life and dignity remain a disturbing reality in the region.

“Humanitarian consequences of unchecked conflict will require the sustained attention of Governments, development partners, international and regional organizations and the private sector,” he said.

Kenyatta regretted the incessant conflicts in Somalia, DRC Congo, Central Africa Republic and the Sudans.

In the context of neighbor Somalia, he said Kenya continued to suffer terrorist attacks owing to the country’s various anti-terrorist initiatives. KDF intervened in Somalia to try to reign in Al-Shabaab.

He also pointed out that despite the liberation of several areas from Al Shabaab control by AMISOM, Ethiopian and Somali National Army forces, Somalia remains fragile as militants continue to mount attacks against the pacifying forces and civilians.

“The recent attacks at the UNDP compound and law courts in Mogadishu are strong indicators of unfinished business. We call on the region to speak with one voice in addressing this threat to guarantee peace and security,” urged Kenyatta.

On DRC, the Kenyan President welcomed efforts to deploy a regional intervention force to deal with armed groups in Eastern DRC and pledged full support to the establishment and strengthening of the Joint Intelligence Fusion Centre to spearhead expeditious implementation of the Protocol on Non-Aggression and Mutual Defence.

He said Kenya welcomes the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and expressed hope that the intervention instrument will avail an additional avenue in the search for lasting peace in the region.

“Being a member of ICGLR, Kenya submits that the organization should be central to the Pact and the Framework. In addition, Kenya desires to join as a signatory to the Framework in order to lend diplomatic and political support to its initiatives,” President Kenyatta said.

He affirmed his government commitment to enhanced bilateral and regional initiatives emphasizing that collective efforts are the best way to eliminate security threats in the region.

On the recurring tensions between the Republic of the Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan, the President said Kenya remained concerned and as the guarantor of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between these nations, calls for the quick political and diplomatic resolution of all outstanding issues.

“Good neighborliness and brotherhood ultimately conduces prosperity, while animosity and suspicion erodes stability and deprives people of the synergy required to develop,” the President added.


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