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Uhuru Skips His First Assignment As Peace Envoy Since Being Appointed By Ruto

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta ( Photo Courtesy)

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that he will not attend the African Union-led peace talks on the Ethiopian conflict.

In a statement from the former President's office, Uhuru said that he will not be available for the peace talks, which he was to co-chair with former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to the former President, he will be held up attending to other equally pressing and important matters.

The former President was appointed by his successor, William Ruto for the special peace envoy for the Great Lakes Region.

His appointment into the position was lauded by several countries and individuals, with the USA Government hailing the move to hand him the important assignment aimed at bringing peace in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions.

The development comes at a time President Ruto is in Ethiopia for various engagements with Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy. Their talks have centred on peace in the region amid efforts to strike a ceasefire deal between Addis Ababa and the secessionist Tigray region.


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