Kenya wants UN to takeover AMISOM troops

The Kenyan government intends to petition the United Nations (UN) to compell the African Union (AU), to allow soldiers under the  umbrella of African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM), be headed by the United Nations.

Through the Parliamentary Defence Committee, the government is still planning on better ways to submit its petition, within the shortest time possible, for the well-being of the peace keeping soldiers from Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

According to the Committee’s Chairman Ndung’u Githenji, the Soldiers are experiencing poor funding from the AU, a situation that is paralyzing the peace keeping mission in the neighbouring Somalia, where Al-Shabaab militia are fighting to take control.

Speaking in his Constituency, on Monday, the Tetu MP further said the soldiers also have inadequate equipment to fight the enemy after the European Union recently cut twenty percent of payments for troops.

“Our troops have little funds in that peace keeping mission. I will make sure we successfully petition the UN, to take over AMISOM from AU,” he said.

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