DP Gachagua [Photo: Nairobi News]
Deputy President (DP) Rigathi Gachagua has launched the Kenya-Somalia-Ethiopia Borderlands Project in Mandera.
According to the DP, the UK is working with Kenya on the cross-border peace project that seeks to enhance stability in the North Eastern region.
He said the project focuses on strengthening the effectiveness of national responses to insecurity along the border and supporting local conflict resolution and management structures.
“A secure and stable Northern Kenya is the best thing for this country. The land is vast and highly productive. We want to make the area so productive it will produce food for the country and surplus for our export,” the DP said.
Also present, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki noted that the Borderlands Project will go a long way in improving stability, peace and resilience in the country.
On her part, British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott said the UK is focused on supporting the government’s efforts to ensure sustainable peace along the border.
“It is our obligation to work with the government and support efforts to enhance long lasting peace in the region. This project is critical in boosting ongoing peace efforts,” Marriot said.
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