By HARRIET MUGO
President William Ruto and his predecessor former President Uhuru Kenyatta met in Nairobi today for the first time since Ruto’s inauguration.
The fourth and fifth presidents of Kenya met at Safari Park Hotel during the third Inter-Congolese Dialogue aimed at restoring peace and security in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
The third Inter-Congolese Dialogue which kicked off in Nairobi on Monday is set to run until 3rd of December 2022.
The aim of the dialogue is to focus on accelerating the ongoing regional efforts to attain sustainable peace and security in Eastern DRC as elaborated by various efforts of the EAC Heads of State.
Uhuru is the EAC facilitator and has been engaged with the peace process in Congo and two weeks ago he was in Kinshasa, following an intense war between the M23 rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) in North Kivu.
President Ruto has on various occasions assured of Kenya’s commitment in ensuring peace is restored in DRC, and Kenyan troops are already in Goma, North Kivu to aid in the process of peace and security.
In attendance is Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye who is also the current Chairperson of the East African Community Heads of State Summit .
However, Presidents Paul Kagame , Yoweri Museveni and Samia Suluhu who were not physically present addressed the meeting through a conference call.