Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointment as a peace envoy for the war in Northern Ethiopia and the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has been embraced with enthusiasm by the United States government.
On Friday, September 16, the US Bureau of African Affairs said the appointment was critical to promoting peace in the region.
“We welcome the appointment of Uhuru Kenyatta as peace envoy for the conflict in Northern Ethiopia and in Eastern DRC.”A critical time for both conflicts – his work will be crucial,” stated the Bureau of African Affairs.
The president added that he will back his predecessor’s initiatives to maintain peace in the region.
“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,” Ruto stated.
“I have committed that the government of Kenya and myself, in particular, will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta. And I want to thank you for graciously agreeing to support us and to help me in those interventions,” he added.