Your Excellency, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good afternoon. We gather today to celebrate the lives, to honour the service, and to mourn the deaths of those in the Kenya Defence Forces who fell recently. This occasion is sombre. This is not a day for many words.
President Muhammadu Buhari has this morning led the Nigerian delegation in bilateral meetings with the Kenyan government led by His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the meeting it was agreed to combine efforts in the fight against terrorism. The two countries will cooperate at the multi-lateral and bi-lateral fronts to eliminate terrorism.
Kenya and Nigeria have agreed to combine efforts in the fight against terrorism.
Speaking today during a bilateral meeting at State House, Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Muhammadu Buhari said the two countries will cooperate at the multi-lateral and bi-lateral fronts to eliminate terrorism.
President Kenyatta emphasized that peace and security are essential ingredients to sustainable development, saying that was why Kenya continued to be at the forefront in championing for the realization of peace and security in Africa.
The Government has now, in collaboration with other stakeholders, developed a National Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) policy, to be used with other laws in the war against terror.
Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center Martin Kimani says the policy, which is set to be launched in a few weeks time will adopt holistic approaches on fighting the vice.