President Uhuru Calls for The Lifting of Sanctions Against Zimbabwe

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on the international community to lift sanctions against Zimbabwe saying the restrictions are hurting the Southern African Country.

The President termed the sanctions as illegal, and assured Zimbabwe of Kenya’s continued support to ensure the restrictions are lifted.

President Uhuru spoke at State House Nairobi during a joint press briefing with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

“We consider this to be unfair for these hardships that were artificially created and we continue to call on the international community to remove these illegal sanctions,” said the President.

Zimbabwe is facing financial sanctions imposed in 2003 by some Western nations, including the US due to election rigging and human rights abuses during the reign of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. 

Recently US President Joe Biden extended its sanctions by one year, accusing the country’s leaders of economic mismanagement and undermining democratic processes or institution.

“The actions and policies of certain members of the Zimbabwe government and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States,” said Biden.

The European Union issued sanctions placing restrictions on travel and freezing assets on the country.

According to current president Mnangagwa, financial and travel restrictions against some individuals and business entities have had a detrimental effect on the country.

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