President Uhuru Kenyatta said this in an OSINT statement after he had talks with China’s special representative on African affairs, Zhong Jianhua, in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
China has vast interests in the region and is increasingly becoming concerned about the conflict in Burundi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Nkurunziza to revive peace talks and prevent the east African nation from plunging into full-blown war.
The Great Lakes Region is committed to ensure that peace is restored in Burundi after a couple of months characterized with violence.
The Eastern Africa Standby Forced, based in Nairobi’s Karen has been given a go ahead to deploy in Burundi should the violence escalate.
Meanwhile, Kenya remains central in the ongoing Great Lakes Region efforts aimed to resolve the Burundi crisis. On Wednesday 11th November President Uhuru Kenya sent a special envoy Joseph Nyaga to Burundi. Nyaga was expected to meet with leaders of both sides to discuss the ongoing crisis.