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Uhuru to formally close Nairobi process of DRC peace talks

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta. [File, Standard]

President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to officially close the EAC-led Nairobi Process.

Kenyatta, the facilitator of the talks, is expected to conclude the talks at Safari Park Hotel, on Monday, December 5 at 4 pm.

“H.E. President (rtd) Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, will tomorrow afternoon, Monday 5th December 2022, formally close the discussions that have gone on for a week at 4:00 pm in Safaripark Hotel, a press release by the office of the Nairobi-process facilitator reads.

In August this year, Uhuru was appointed by the East African Community as the facilitator of peace talks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The announcement was made today during the 22nd Ordinary Summit of EAC Heads of state in Arusha, Tanzania.

At the time, Uhuru had just handed over the chairmanship of the community to his Burundian president Evariste Ndayishimiye, whose role is to oversee the implementation of the Nairobi process aimed at restoring peace.

Last week, Kenya hosted the third round of talks, on peace restoration in Eastern DR Congo.

“These consultations are a follow-up to the inaugural inter-Congolese peace consultation (Nairobi I) that was held in April 2022, the second inter-Congolese peace consultations a scoping and mapping mission in Ituri, North Kivu and South Kivu (Nairobi II) which took place in May 2022,”

Previous talks were held in April and May this year.