President Uhuru Kenyatta has left the country for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on President Felix Tshisekedi’s invitation.
The two leaders are expected to discuss how to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries as well as the role of African Union (AU) in the development of Africa.
Among those who accompanied Uhuru for the visit include; Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo, her devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa, Kenya’s Ambassador to Kinshasa George Masafu among top government officials.
Kenyatta’s visit came a day after his Somalia counterpart Mohamed Farmajo jetted out of DRC. The two Heads of State also spoke on the strengthening of bilateral relations.
“In a two-hour tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte, the President of Somalia requested the involvement of President Tshisekedi, in his capacity as President of the AU, to facilitate and supervise negotiations with all the stakeholders involved in this Somali crisis.
“Advocating African solutions to African problems, the Head of State welcomed the approach of President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to open up to the AU and to reach out to all Somali forces for a just and lasting peace,” said a communique from the DR Congo presidency.
At the same time, reports indicated that Kenyatta was supposed to meet his Somali counterpart but did not show up.
The two were allegedly supposed to meet to solve a long standing disagreement revolving around the the Marine territory between the two countries.
Somalia argues its maritime boundary should run in the same direction as the southeasterly path of the country’s land border.
On the other hand, Kenya claims the border should take a roughly 45-degree turn at the shoreline and run in a latitudinal line.