UN pledges to help Kenya fight terrorism
29 June 2014, 10:15
Nairobi - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday the
world body is determined to work with the Kenya government in combating
"It is my hope that under President Kenyatta's leadership, Kenya will
enjoy prosperity, peace, harmony and security," Ban told journalists in
He said the UN will support Kenya's efforts against the global vice by boosting the capacity of the country's security agencies.
"I have had a very fruitful discussion on major political and
security issues concerning counter-terrorism, Somalia, South Sudan and
the Great Lakes region," the UN Secretary General said.
Kenya is currently engaged in the fight against the militia group in
southern Somalia where its soldiers are serving under the Africa Union
peacekeeping mission (AMISOM).
The eastern African nation also faces insecurity, as bomb and grenade
attacks have become more frequent in the capital, the coastal city of
Mombasa and northern eastern regions.