Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has held an urgent meeting with the East African Community (EAC) technical advisors to review the deteriorating security situation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A statement from his office said the meeting was necessitated by the deteriorating security situation in eastern DRC, particularly in Ituri and North Kivu where serious escalation of fighting and targeted killings is reported to be taking place.
The former Head of State convened the meeting in his capacity as the facilitator of the EAC-Led Nairobi Process on the Restoration of Peace and Stability in eastern DRC.
Following the advice of his technical advisors, Uhuru once again called for calm and immediate cessation of hostilities.
He expressed his deep concern to the serious violation of the Nairobi Principles and the Luanda Agreement.
Uhuru again implored on the warring factions to immediately end their hostilities and return to dialogue and consultation in order to boost trust among the parties and end the suffering of the people in eastern DRC.
“The Facilitator remains committed to the course of building peace in eastern DRC and continues to call on regional leaders and the international community to lend their political goodwill and support to the full realisation of the EAC-Led Nairobi Peace Process for the Restoration of Peace and Stability in eastern DRC,” the statement reads.