Kenya and Ethiopia have signed an agreement that aims at creating opportunities for communities at the border, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday. This will create stability and security, he said.
Speaking when bidding farewell to the Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Ato Shemsedin Ahmed, he assured the envoy that his Government is determined to implement the special status agreement signed between the two countries.
“A busy person will have no time thinking of taking a gun to commit crime, rather he would be so committed to their businesses which he/she knows will ensure they get their daily livelihoods,” the President added.
On terror, President Kenyatta said Kenya is committed to winning the war and that his Government will continue working with and borrowing best practices from Ethiopia, which also neighbours Somalia.
The Ethiopian envoy condoled with the President and the people of Kenya following the recent terror massacre in Mandera saying the Ethiopian Government will work closely with Kenya to ensure they root out the Al-Shabaab menace in the region.
He assured the President of the Ethiopian Government commitment to the implementation of the agreement saying it will ensure security and stability within the region. Ambassador Ahmed said conflict between border communities has also contributed to border insecurity.
Source: Standard Digital