President Uhuru Kenyatta receives a special message from Burundi

NAIROBI, KENYA:  President Uhuru Kenyatta today at his Harambee House Office received a special message from President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi.

The message was delivered by President Nkurunziza’s special envoy Godefroid Niyombare who was accompanied by Ambassador Ezechiel Nibigira.  Ambassador Niyombare briefed President Kenyatta on the status of preparedness for elections in Burundi scheduled for May. He assured the President that the security situation in Burundi is calm and under control.

Uhuru advised Burundi to ensure that the elections are all-inclusive and assured of Kenya’s support.  “We are keen on seeing elections held in a manner that will sustain peace in Burundi,” President Kenyatta said.  The President affirmed Kenya’s position on peace, saying the region will not realized its development aspirations without stability.