President Uhuru condemns Killing of Tanzania’s soldiers while in peace keeping mission in DRC

President Uhuru condemns Killing of Tanzania’s soldiers while in peace keeping mission in DRC

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,10TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta  has send a massage of condolences to his Tanzania’s counterpart John Mgufuli following killing of  15 Tanzanian soldiers who were part of a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Through  a letter sent to President  Magufuli, President Kenyatta said the attack on the soldiers, who were serving the good cause of establishing sustainable peace in the DRC, was vile.

He condoled with the families who lost relatives in the attack and wished quick recovery to those who were injured.

The President said Kenya will continue partnering with Tanzania to boost the stability of the DRC as well as the wider Great Lakes region.

He said the Government and people of Kenya will stand with the government and people of Tanzania in seeking a peaceful and prosperous future for the region.

President Kenyatta said Kenya appreciates the crucial role played by peacekeepers since it has participated in many peacekeeping missions.

Several other soldiers  were  injured when they were ambushed by an armed militia group in North Kivu region of the DRC.

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