Uhuru briefs US, Swiss ambassadors over DRC peace process

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Tuesday met a European Union (EU) delegation for talks on the ongoing quest for peace and stability in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The EU delegation was led by Bernard Quintin, who is the Deputy Managing Director for Africa.

Kenyatta, who is the facilitator of the East African Community (EAC)–led Nairobi peace process, also met with U.S Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman as well as her Switzerland counterpart Valentin Zellweger for deliberations.

The teams deliberated on the current operational situation, progress made, and their support for the ongoing political process.

Rebel group M23 are withdrawing from the current areas they are occupying to the designated gazzetted area will usher in the Disarmament, Demobilization, Community Recovery and Stabilization Program.

Troops from regional countries are in the area to help fight various rebel groups that have been terrorizing locals. The groups include M23.

This comes amid a section of local political leadership opposing the manner in which the troops are handling the crisis.