Kenyan troops deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo DRC under the United Nations Organinization Stabilization Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) carried out patrol duties in the general area of Mamove village within Beni-Mavivi territory.
During the four-days Long Range patrol mission, the troops were received by Chief of Operations Congolese National Army FARDC Colonel Morris and Chief of Intelligence Congolese National Army FARDC Colonel Gasto who assured KDF troops of their full support during the entire mission.
“In regards to the implementation of the said recommendations, the M23 is ready to start disengagement and withdraw, even though it was not represented in the said summit. The M23 lends its support to the regional efforts to bring long-lasting peace in the DRC,” Mr Kanyuka said.
Mr Kanyuka yesterday said they were ready for talks with the DRC government to find a lasting solution to the conflict in the eastern part of the country.
The M23 insurgency stems from the long fallout from the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. The group was formed in 2012 claiming to defend the interests of Congolese Tutsis, the ethnic group that was targeted in the genocide and to which Rwanda's President Paul Kagame belongs, against Hutu militias. The rebels made their first major comeback in March this year since they were pushed back in 2013.
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