Eritrea has asked Kenya to help it rejoin IGAD.
Eritrean Ambassador to Kenya Beyene Russom delivered a message from Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki to President Mwai Kibaki. President Mwai Kibaki said Kenya was willing to work with all pro-peace neighbouring states in the region.
“In his response, President Kibaki welcomed Eritrea’s decision to rejoin IGAD subject to the Government of Eritrea’s support for regional peace initiatives,” said a PPS statement to the newsroom.
During the meeting, Kibaki and Ambassador Russom discussed the issue of visas for Eritrean nationals visiting Kenya.
After the lapse of the agreement for the abolition of visas between the two states, Kenya reinstated a referral visa regime with respect to Eritrean nationals.
However, Kibaki assured the envoy that the issue of visas for Eritreans was being addressed by the relevant government agencies.
In the message, President Afewerki said his country viewed Kenya as bastion of peace in the region.
The Eritrean President, therefore, requested for Kenya’s intervention to have Eritrea rejoin IGAD.
In his response, President Kibaki welcomed Eritrea’s decision to rejoin IGAD subject to the Government of Eritrea’s support for regional peace initiatives.
During the meeting, the President and the envoy also discussed the issue of visas for Eritrean nationals visiting Kenya.
Kenya knows Eritrea is destabilizing the horn of Africa
The Eritrean government has been supporting many terrorist groups in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is trying Especially harder in Ethiopia to overthrow the Ethiopian government. Kenya finally realized how destabilizing Eritrea is to the region including Kenya. There has been many repots on Tigrai Online for the past few years.
The late Prime Minister of Ethiopia worked so hard to make sure the Eritrean regime of Isiass Afewerki is isolated in the region. The international community knows about the terrorist activities of the Eritrean regime because Ethiopia used it’s diplomatic muscle to expose it.
Now economically broke, militarily weak and diplomatically isolated Eritrea is begging Kenya to help rejoin IGAD. As long as Ethiopia is opposed to Eritrea joining the IGAD, Kenya will never do anything to help Eritrea.