Kenyan MP wants Raila to broker peace in Somalia

Dagoretti North Member of Parliament Simba Arati has lauded opposition leader Raila Odinga for his recently assumed diplomatic responsibility.

The National Super Alliance (NASA) leader was recently in Southern Sudan in a reported mission to broker peace in the ongoing conflict between the nation’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy and rebel leader Liek Machar.

Speaking on Radio Citizen’s ‘Debe la Citizen’ Sunday, Arati called for Odinga’s intervention in neighboring war-torn Somalia as a continuation of both the same and the statesmanship tag he has earned following his March 9 truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“Kando na kuwa statesman ni muhimu pia achangie katika kuendeleza Africa na baada ya Sudan sasa aelekee Somalia(apart from becoming a statesman, he should now consider heading to Somalia for peace mission),” said Arati.

On May 25 the Orange party leader met Kiir to end the civil war that has seen hundreds of thousands of Sudanese nationals displaced, in what seems like a task handed to him by President Uhuru Kenyatta after their reunion.

The leader is set to leave for South Africa this week where he is expected to meet the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in line with the same.

He is also set to hold talks with Machar who has been under house arrest in South Africa since 2016.



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