President Ruto commends Uhuru for peace efforts at DRC
President Ruto commends Uhuru for peace efforts at DRC; Speaking at 21st Extraordinary Meeting of the Heads of State in Burundi, Kenyan head of state, William Ruto showed gratitude to various mediators of peace, including former president Uhuru Kenyatta who have helped DRC.
He stated,”We celebrate the ceasefire that has now been held for the last two months and congratulate all the actors – the military of DRC, the East African force, and all the actors that have made it possible for us to have the ceasefire we all wanted as a summit,”
“We also celebrate the gradual return of civilian life in Eastern DRC even though there are challenges to it. We can confidently say that there is a significant return to human life in Eastern DRC, ” he added.
The commander in chief also lauded the East African Regional Force (EACRF) led by Major General Alphaxard Muthuri Kiugu of Kenya for bringing back peace and order in areas vacated by the M23 rebels.
Notably, it was agreed that president William Ruto would host the follow-up meeting at State House Nairobi, where the Heads of State will be congregating.
The peace initiative was given to Former president Uhuru Kenyatta, after he handed over last year to The reigning president.
During the handover President Ruto stated,”On the peace initiatives in our region including both in Ethiopia and Great Lakes Region, I have asked my elder brother President Uhuru Kenyatta who has done commendable engagement with those regions and he has graciously agreed to continue chairing those discussions on behalf of the people of Kenya.”