Kenya: President Lauds Unity in Combating Terrorism

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta at RTS Eldoret Kenya. Photo: PSCU

The president of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, is citing unity as a positive measure to combat rampant terrorist attacks in the country and its neighbours.

President Kenyatta is keen to see the Kenyan Defense Forces (KDF) united with other forces from the terror-stricken countries join the effort to bring peace.

Speaking when he presided over the parade of KDF recruits at the Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret, the Kenyan president reiterated the resolve of Kenyans to never be divided by the evil designs of terrorists.

The head of state added that the Kenyan Defense Forces, together with other bodies of security services, have already downgraded terror groups. He urged the new officers to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors in the security forces who have maintained exemplary standards of patriotism and professionalism.

The head of state said Kenya’s military presence in Somalia has resulted in increased stability in the neighbouring countries and has limited the ability of terrorists to harm Kenya.

“With our allies, we have victories to show. We have degraded the capacity of Al-Shabaab militia to carry out attacks in Kenya and elsewhere,” President Kenyatta said, praising the collective efforts by the forces that led to the establishment of successive civilian governments in Somalia.

Meanwhile, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces said that his government will not give room to those who want to divide Kenyans. He said Kenya’s security forces would equally give no chance to those who would raise their hands against their brothers and sisters.