EU yet to take position on Daadab closure
Funding KDF mission in Somalia and accessing a slice of the anti-immigration European Union kitty will top President Kenyatta’s agenda in Belgium beginning Wednesday.
The President is scheduled to meet UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon over the financial hole drilled by key donors scaling down their commitments to AMISOM.
“I expect he will bring to the attention of the UN secretary general the need for the international community to come on board, not only to bridge the funding gap but also to increase funding because there is need to stabilize Somalia faster than we are currently doing so that that country can come back to the international field,” said Ambassador of Kenya to Belgium, Johnson Weru.
Kenya’s decision to close down the Daadab camp has not gone down well with international human rights groups.
The European Union is however yet to make its opinions on the closure of the world’s largest refugee camp known.
According to Ambassador Weru, the government is waiting to see whether the support will have come, but have already made up their mind.
“The government has already dedicated a large amount of money to the process in terms of its own funding, but having hosted the refugees for the period that we have, I think we have a world record,” said the Ambassador.
By Mumbi Warui
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