Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday offered his help to restore peace and stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo, during a visit by his new president, Felix Tshisekedi.
Uhuru Kenyatta assured his interlocutor that he had learned the lessons of the political crisis born of the challenge of his re-election in 2017 by the opponent Raila Odinga, who had made more than 90 deaths.
The two men have since promised to work together for reconciliation in the country.
“We will continue to help you achieve peace and stability, because we have an experience similar to yours, which we can share with you,” Kenyatta said in a statement from the presidency.
He said Kenya was ready to help train Congolese officials, as well as build partnerships in infrastructure construction and mining.
Felix Tshisekedi was proclaimed elected by the Constitutional Court on 20 January. He took over from Joseph Kabila, who remained in power for eighteen years and whose camp retained the majority of seats in the National Assembly.
This first peaceful alternation in the history of the DRC is disputed by opponent Martin Fayulu, who claims victory with 61% of the vote and denounces an electoral “coup”.
Felix Tshisekedi has started his first foreign tour in Angola in his new head of state since his disputed election as head of the DRC after the December 30, 2018 election.
After Kenya, he has to go to Congo-Brazzaville.