Kenya’s President Uhuru & Ethiopian PM To Launch Border Peace Initiative in Moyale

Security Military Vehicle Patrolling a Street in the Border Town of Moyale.
Security Military Vehicle Patrolling a Street in the Border Town of Moyale.
Security Military Vehicle Patrolling a Street in the Border Town of Moyale.

Monday 7th December 2015, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta with Ethiopia Prime Minister Haile Mariam Desalegn set to launch border peace programme.

Kenya and Ethiopia have been having border challenges whereby in several occasions Ethiopian forces have allegedly crossed over to Kenya territory and committing crimes.

The Kenya-Ethiopia peace programme will be launched in Moyale Town in an objective of curbing cross-border aggression.

The occasion also to be attended by UN resident coordinators from Kenya and Ethiopia, representative of Inter-Governmental Authority Development (IGAD) is intended to achieve the main objective of  transforming change through strategic and integrated responses.

A statement from the three representatives retaliated the purpose of the initiative as important in jointly assisting the region in reduce vulnerability, increase resilience and promoting economic growth in Marsabit county and the Borana locality.

President Kenya and his Ethiopian counterpart are set to launch key infrastructural project especially Lamu Port-South Sudan- Ethiopia Transport corridor (LAPPSSET) project.

The peace imitative also will touch on how to control cross-border conflict, enhancing cross-border movement of citizens of the two countries and on how to curb illegal human and arms trafficking menace.

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