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Kenya urges world to help stabilize Somalia to avert terrorism

20 June 2014, 22:04

Nairobi - Kenya on Friday appealed to the international community to help stabilize neighboring Somalia in order to defeat terrorism spreading across the East African region.

After having discussions with the EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs in Nairobi, Kenyatta said terrorism is mutating and urged the world to work together to stop radicalization in Somalia

"Currently, it is spreading through radicalization in Pemba and Zanzibar. All these groups are being trained in Somalia," said Kenyatta whose country has been hit several times by the militants who are protesting Kenya's peacekeeping troops in Somalia.

The attacks on Kenya, targeting villages, churches, public transport vehicles and entertainment joints, have seen at least 200 people lose their loves and many others injured.

During the Friday meeting, Piebalgs said the EU is ready to partner with the Kenyan government in dealing with terror activities within the country and at regional level.

While conveying his condolences to the president following the recent Mpeketoni attack where more than 60 people were killed, Piebalgs called for the arrest and prosecution of those involved in the heinous act.

- Xinhua


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