Uhuru Breaks his Silence On DRC Rebel Movement Launched In Nairobi

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Uhuru Breaks his Silence On DRC Rebel Movement Launched In Nairobi

Ex-President Uhuru Kenyatta has disapproved of the Congo River Alliance led by Nangaa, following its press conference in Nairobi.

According to a statement from Uhuru’s office on Monday, the former President expressed surprise and concern over the unfolding events.

“Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Facilitator of the East African Community (EAC) led Nairobi Peace process, watched with shock and dismay at the developments of last Friday, the 15th of December 2023 in Nairobi, where individuals claiming to be pursuing the interest of greater peace and stability in the DRC initiated yet another political and military Alliance to challenge the legitimate political status quo in the DRC,” read the statement in part.

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Uhuru explicitly declared his refusal to endorse the rebel organization, specifically denouncing its military nature and the associated politically charged and provocative language.

The former President, who has been actively involved in peace negotiations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reiterated his backing for the ceasefire brokered by the United States in the nation.

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“President (Rtd) Kenyatta restates his support for the US brokered ceasefire and continues to seek its indefinite extension in order to facilitate the peace building process, put an end to the senseless killing and suffering of the people of the eastern DRC, and set the stage for a resumption of the Nairobi peace process, and the brokering of a lasting peace in the troubled region of the eastern DRC,” the statement added.

Congolese politicians and factions, including the M23 rebels who have occupied parts of eastern Congo, and Corneille Nangaa, unveiled the Congo River Alliance in Nairobi last Friday.

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government expressed displeasure with the establishment of the alliance and the press conference in Nairobi, prompting the recall of its ambassador to Kenya.

President Ruto revealed on Sunday that certain DRC government officials had requested Kenya to apprehend those responsible for launching the Congo River Alliance, but he declined to comply with the request.

“DRC wanted to know if we could arrest the people who released the statement but we said we cannot. We only arrest criminals and deal with them but not issuing statements. Statements are issued almost every day against me but I never arrested anyone. That is undemocratic,that is not how Kenya is, we are different,” Ruto stated.

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Uhuru Breaks his Silence On DRC Rebel Movement Launched In Nairobi

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