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Uhuru Kenyatta returns from visit to Jordan

Tuesday April 21 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta (fourth from left) at

President Uhuru Kenyatta (fourth from left) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport when he arrived from Jordan on April 20, 2015. PHOTO | PSCU 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta returned to the country on Monday evening after his official visit to the Kingdom of Jordan, where he attended a summit on how to combat terrorism and radicalisation.

On Sunday, President Kenyatta attended the Horn of Africa Coordination Meeting at the city of Aqaba, Jordan, that focused on how to confront the threat of terrorism facing the Horn of Africa.

The President and three other regional leaders also held a closed-door meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.

The other leaders who attended the meeting were presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, who is also the chairman of the East Africa Community, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti) and Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud (Somalia).

The meeting was part of efforts to strengthen coordination between regional and international partners in the fight against extremism and terror.

The security-related meetings come against the backdrop of the threats posed by the politicisation and exploitation of religion by extremists to commit violence against innocent people in countries including Kenya.

President Kenyatta expressed Kenya's commitment to continue with its military intervention in Somalia to support the Federal Government of Somalia to weaken terrorist networks that pose threats to the two countries and the whole region.

On Saturday, the President attended the fourth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa at Bahr Dar, Ethiopia, with the theme "Secularism and Politicised Faith".

The forum was attended by more than 200 participants, including heads of State and was dedicated to finding African solutions for Africa's security challenges.