President Kenyatta meets UN chief to discuss peace in S Sudan, Somalia

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In Summary

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and UN Secretary-General António Guterres met and reviewed the peace initiatives in South Sudan and Somalia.
  • Kenya assured the UN chief of its commitment to finding lasting peace.
  • President Kenyatta pressed the Secretary-General for continued support for Amisom to ensure stability in Somalia.

The UN Secretary-General also urged all the parties involved in the conflict to work together to find a lasting solution.


President Kenyatta said Kenya was committed to the South Sudan peace process and assured Mr Guterres that the African Union Summit provides an opportunity for Igad leaders to meet and discuss ways of rejuvenating the peace process.

“In essence, it is about Kenya working with the region and partners like the United Nations to secure peace in South Sudan. It is a subject that concerns us as much as it does the United Nations,” he said.

In regard to Somalia, President Kenyatta pressed the Secretary-General for continued support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) – which the region sees as the main stabilising factor in the Horn of African nation.

“Stability in Somalia is key for the region and everything we can do to ensure the progress so far achieved is sustained, we should do,” the President said.

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