Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday reassured Somalia of Kenya’s commitment to
the stabilization of the war torn country within the framework of the
IGAD peace process and in accordance with the country’s Federal
President Kenyatta made the remarks at State House
Nairobi when he met with the President of Puntland Federal State of
Somalia Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud.
The President emphasized that the regional federal
states of Somalia as established by the federal constitution remain
the most important pillars for stability, peace and prosperity in
He appealed to all those involved in the Somali
peace process to acknowledge and support the role of regional federal
states in working together with the Federal Government to bring
sustainable peace and stability in that country.
President Kenyatta emphasized that Kenya has no
intention of interfering with the domestic affairs of Somalia saying
his Government’s only agenda is to support the establishment of
administrative structures as well as institutions necessary for the
stabilization and reconstruction of Somalia.
Speaking during the meeting, President Mohamud of
Puntland thanked the people and Government of Kenya for the support
they have continued to extend to the people of Somalia in the search
for peace and for hosting over 600,000 Somalian refugees.
President Mohamud reassured that Puntland remains
committed to stabilization of Somalia adding that the regional federal
state had stepped up ant-piracy measures which have contributed to
the drastic reduction of piracy.
The President of Puntland informed President
Kenyatta that the process of establishing federal member states in
Somalia was a bottom-up approach, fully participatory and in
accordance with the Federal Constitution.
He appealed to President Kenyatta, leaders of other
IGAD member states, AU and the international community to support and
encourage the people and leaders of Jubaland to complete the process.