The United States Department of State Bureau of African Affairs has welcomed the appointment of former President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s peace envoy to the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region.
Through its Twitter account, the Bureau stated that Kenyatta would play a crucial role at a critical time for conflicts in the mentioned volatile regions.
“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,” read the tweet.
President William Ruto appointed his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta as his peace envoy for the Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa.
This will make the former president continue chairing regional peace interventions on behalf of the Government of Kenya.
“I have committed that the government of Kenya will support those initiatives that will be chaired by President Kenyatta and I want to thank you Excellency for graciously agreeing to support us and help me in those interventions,” Ruto said.
Ruto acknowledged Uhuru’s efforts and diplomacy toward the promotion of peace, security, and stability in the region, vowing to fully support his peace intervention endeavours.