By PSCU/ Christine Muchira
Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has urged refugees camping at the Daadab refugee camp to comply with the Kenya’s directive to return home.
The Somalia’s president made the pronouncement after holding talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta promising that the exercise will be an orderly and humane transition.
The visiting head of state also expressed his profound gratitude to the government and the people of Kenya for hosting his people for the past 25 years.
During the visit to the world largest refugee camp President Muhamud assured his people them that his government is committed to receive them back home to participate in the process of state building, peace building and national reconciliation.
He also affirmed them that the process will be orderly, humane and dignified as per the Tripartite Agreement.
The Somalia’s president expressed deep gratitude to Kenyans for hosting his people and the key role that the country plays in promoting peace, security, unity and stability in Somalia calling on the international Community to provide adequate support to his government as they receive the returnees.
The two leaders underscored that the Tripartite Agreement provides the framework for fast-tracking orderly, humane and dignified repatriation of the Somali refugees.
They noted that this cooperation endeavour will enhance the spirit of proactive collaboration over and above the framework of the Tripartite Agreement.
Called upon the international community in line with the principles of burden sharing to support this process by providing adequate support to the Federal Government of Somalia to receive the returnees.