Kenyatta under pressure from Washington, London and Brussels to negotiate with Farmajo

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in 2017.
President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta (right) with President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo in 2017. © Feisal Omar/Reuters
As Uhuru Kenyatta and his Somalian opposite number Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo position their armies on either side of their common border, American, British and European diplomats are trying to persuade the Kenyan head of state to engage in talks. With just a few weeks to go to the presidential elections in Somalia, the situation is explosive. [...] (441 words)
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