President William Ruto Thursday said stability in the Horn of Africa is dependent on peace in Somalia.
He noted leaders have to work together to defeat terrorism in the region.
He was speaking on Thursday in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America when he met Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
“Kenya and Somalia have a lot in common. We have to ensure that there is stability for the sake of our prosperity,” said Ruto.
President Mahamud credited Kenya for its role in advancing peace in the region.
“Your sacrifices for Somalia is commendable; your contribution to defeating terrorism is phenomenal,” he said.
Somalia has not had a stable government after the fall of Siad Barre in 1991.