Special message from Kenyan president to Congolese rebels

Kenyan President’s special message to Congolese Rebels

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a powerful message to rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, urging them to lay down their arms and work with the government “to foster peace and stability”.

The representatives of armed groups are meeting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for direct talks with DR Congo officials.

More than 20 groups are present for the talks.

These are part of resolutions passed at a recent summit of East African heads of state.

“Without laying down weapons and forging an unbreakable national compact to secure the [DR Congo], the fruits of prosperity, that you all deserve from the teeming rich endowments, will remain elusive,” President Kenyatta said in a recorded address on Wednesday.

Groups that won’t participate in the talks will be dealt with militarily, a statement from the summit said.

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