Uhuru says Kenya cannot be safe if Somalia is unstable

African Union soldiers from Burundi stand to attention in Mogadishu on July 11, 2017. AU forces have left Somalia's national stadium. PHOTO | MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya wants international partners to focus on direct engagement with Mogadishu and support Amisom's role.
  • Kenya seems to be alarmed that a weakened Amisom at this point could mean a weaker Somalia and hence exposure to more Al-Shabaab attacks.

The Kenyan government has warned that the activities of foreign powers seeking to undermine the government in Mogadishu are a threat to regional security.

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