President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo to lay down their guns and work with President Félix Tshisekedi to promote peace and stability. President Kenyatta said in a taped message at the Inter-Congolese Peace Dialogue sponsored by Kenya that unless they work together, they will all lose.
He compared Kenya’s role in facilitating the peace talks to a traditional drummer summoning elders to the village square to discuss important issues that endanger the peace of a peaceful people.
“The historical call to be our brothers’ keepers has been ringing for a long time, and Kenya has always answered.” We will not give up on you in your quest for peace and prosperity. This is why we have gone out to you, our DRC brothers and sisters,” stated the President.
He commended President Tshisekedi and the armed factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for responding to Kenya’s solidarity appeal for a peace dialogue, pushing them to speak up and combine their efforts to move the country forward.
Uhuru assured the Democratic Republic of Congo of Kenya’s support for their common goal as they work to establish a favorable environment for the people’s prosperity.