SC Ahmednasir faults President Ruto for appointing Uhuru as regional peace envoy


Senior Counsel Ahmednasir Abdullahi has faulted President William Ruto for appointing his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta as a regional peace envoy.

Ahmednasir Abdullahi expressed his reservation about the appointment on Sunday after the former president skipped Ethiopia’s peace talks in South Africa.

Ahmednasir said that Uhuru does not have any political influence in Kenya and in the African region to deserve the role.

“It was a huge mistake for President William Ruto to appoint President Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s regional peace envoy,” Abdullahi tweeted.

He added that during Uhuru’s tenure “Kenya was a meddler in the internal affairs of others”.

In his apology for not attending the meeting, former President Kenyatta stated that he had prior engagements.

“Regrettably, I wish to notify your good office that I will not be able to attend the AU-Convened Peace Talks scheduled for October 8, 2022, in South Africa owing to conflicts in my schedule,” he said.

The Federal government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) have been fighting for over a year in a conflict that has left an unknown number of people dead.

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