The new President of the Republic of Kenya, William Ruto has appointed his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta to continue overseeing the ongoing peace initiatives in Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
President Ruto revealed during his inaugural speech while commending his predecessors' efforts in steering regional peace talks in the region.
"On the peace initiatives in our region both in Ethiopia and the Great Lakes Region, I have asked my elder brother President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has done commendable engagements with those regions and he has graciously agreed to continue chairing those discussions on behalf of the people of Kenya. And myself I will support those initiatives" president Ruto said.
President Kenyatta has led regional peace talks, particularly those involving members of the East African Community (EAC) and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (Igad).
This year, Mr Kenyatta has led efforts to contain conflicts in Tigray - northern Ethiopia, the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and cross-border conflicts in the East African Community.