President Uhuru Kenyatta has left the country for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a 3-day tour following an invitation by his DRC counterpart Felix Tshisekedi.
Reports have indicated that the two heads of state are expected to discuss how to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
The head of state was accompanied by Foreign Affairs CS Rachelle Omamo, her Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa, Kenya’s Ambassador to DRC, George Masafu among other government officials for the visit.
His visit comes barely a day after his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Farmajo had also visited DRC and discussed issues surrounding strengthening of bilateral relations with president Felix Tshisekedi.
“In a two-hour tête-à-tête, the President of Somalia requested the involvement of President Tshisekedi, in his capacity as President of the AU, to facilitate and supervise negotiations with all the stakeholders involved in this Somali crisis.
“Advocating African solutions to African problems, the Head of State welcomed the approach of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to open up to the AU and to reach out to all Somali forces for a just and lasting peace,” a communique from the DR Congo presidency said.
This is after reports indicated that President Kenyatta was supposed to meet with his Somali counterpart but did not show up.
The two were allegedly supposed to meet to solve a long standing disagreement revolving around the Marine territory between the two countries.