Kenya-Ethiopia Peace Meeting Stalls Due to Heavy Rains

2021-05-12 11:24:44 Written by  Manase Otsialo Published in English Articles Read 261 times

 Abiy and Kenyatta

 President Uhuru Kenyatta with Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed attend the Kenya-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum in Addis Ababa on March 1, 2019.
10 MAY 2021

The planned security meeting between Kenya and Ethiopia over the fast-deteriorating relationship between Garre and Degodia clans in Mandera has been postponed. 

The meeting was scheduled for Sunday before being moved to Monday but the Ethiopian delegation sent a message that heavy downpour on their side had hampered movement. 

"We have not been able to hold a security meeting with our Ethiopian counterparts due to heavy rains on their side that has rendered roads impassable," Mandera County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha said. 

The meeting was called after counter attacks by suspected clan militias that left at least two dead and three others injured in Banisa Sub-county. 

"We wanted to agree on ending the animosity between these two clans that reside in both countries. We shall still engage Ethiopian authorities on the same once the situation normalises," Mr Kyatha added.

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