The facilitator of the East Africa Community (EAC) led Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) peace process, former President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday he was concerned with new fighting in North Kivu in the DRC.
He said he had taken note with deep concern of the sharply deteriorating situation in North Kivu in the DRC where fighting has broken out between various armed groups as well as between the FARDC and the M23.
“Once again the Facilitator calls for cessation of all hostilities and adherence to the Luanda Agreements and a return to the Nairobi Peace Process on consultations to build peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo,” he said in a statement.
Following the break out of serious fighting in the DRC North Kivu region, Uhuru expressed serious concern for the targeted killings of civilians by armed groups and thousands of internally displaced people resulting from two days of fighting in the region.
He urged the DRC government and the international community to step up their support to the IDPs.
The fighting between the groups has escalated in the region amid reports the rebels were being pushed out of the place.