President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday met with members of the United Nations Security Council over the government’s decision to close the Daadab refugee camp and the ongoing peace keeping mission by AMISOM troops in Somalia.
The President and the diplomats from the 15–member Security Council held lengthy discussions on the situation in Somalia and the work of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) in Somalia, whose troop contributing countries are Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.
The UN Security Council members were led by their current President who is also the Egyptian Envoy to the UN, Ambassador Alexis Lamek.
The meeting comes at a time when the government has maintained it will shut down the refugee camp by the end of this year for security reasons.
At the same time the President is continuing with his tour of northern Kenya and is in Wajir County where he will launch several infrastructural projects.