Uhuru hails progress made on the DRC peace talks

Ex President Uhuru [Photo: State House – Twitter]

Former president Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the progress of the Nairobi Process on the Restoration of Peace and Stability in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

According to Uhuru, they recorded “steady and important progress” following the three Nairobi conferences he convened in 2022.

The workshop was held in Naivasha between March 14 and 17, led by Uhuru who is the Facilitator of the EAC-Led Process, in collaboration with the EAC Secretariat and other partners.

He noted progress in the delivery of humanitarian assistance to affected populations, and further deployments to secure key areas and towns.

“The workshop completed the planning for the next stage of the political process, specifically planning for the Nairobi IV multi-venue conference, which is intended to take place in the Eastern DRC but anchored in Kinshasa through a national consultation which will initiate the multiple town conferencing processes,” said Uhuru in a statement.

According to the former Head of State, the meeting was in accordance with directives of the EAC Summit of Heads of State meeting which was held on February 4 in Bujumbura, Burundi and the AU Peace and Security Council held on February 17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which called for the re-energization of the political process.

It was attended by participants from the government of Kenya and DRC, the EAC Secretariat, Technical Advisors to the Facilitator, Office of the UN Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region, MONUSCO and Observers from Switzerland, UK Foreign Office London, USA, Belgium and Burundi.

So far, the M23 armed group has withdrawn from Sake-Mshaki-Neenero and Kilolirwe in North Kivu on the Western Front. 

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