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– President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the United Nations Security Council that Kenya would pull troops from Somalia
– If Kenya decides to withdraw its soldiers from the war torn Horn of Africa nation it would impact negatively on the war against al-Shabaab
– Kenya is concerned that the lack of funding for its troops from UN is limiting its operations
President Uhuru Kenyatta has threatened to pull out Kenyan troops from Somalia after a meeting with United Nations Security Council envoys last week.
Uhuru on Friday, May 20 said funding gaps to Kenya and Amisom soldiers is increasingly making it difficult for the country to sustain its soldiers in Somalia.
Uhuru told the UN that Kenya particularly will not fill the gaps left in funding and instead they will have no choice but to withdraw their soldiers.
“Referring to the recent cuts in EU support, he said it was not Kenya’s role to close the funding gap and the logical conclusion would be for Kenya to pull out its troops.” a UN council online bulletin report that quoted Uhuru read.