Kenya: We can’t go on as we are now
Kenya’s government says it will not resume peace talks with the Somali government despite the country’s new leader’s pledge to end the countrys long-running conflict with al-Shabab.
Kenyatta said on Sunday he will meet Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Tuesday to discuss how to end a seven-year civil war that has left thousands dead and displaced hundreds of thousands.
The talks collapsed last year because the two sides were locked in a deadly conflict.
Kenya and Somalia signed a peace agreement in 1998 but it has been broken repeatedly by violence.
In June, the United Nations called for the sides to resume talks after the country was rocked by a wave of attacks by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nashir al-Muhajiroun group.
Kenyan officials have said the violence in Mogadishu has been the result of an international campaign to undermine the Somali leadership.