, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 11 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday held talks with former Ghanaian President John Kufuor who paid him a courtesy call at State House Nairobi.
Later, the President bid farewell to the outgoing Saudi Arabian Ambassador Ghorm Said Malhan where he said the Kenya Government and Saudi Arabia will work together in the war against terrorism and radicalisation.
He said the two countries will collaborate in addressing the root cause of youth’s radicalisation so that young people do not join terrorist organisations.
The President said the Government is addressing economic and social issues to counter radicalization which he blamed on bad teachings.
“The war on terror and radicalisation cannot be won without addressing the related economic and social issues,” the President said.
He also said the Government will not allow suspect recruitment agencies that do not follow labour laws.
The President said a planned cleanup will remove rogue recruitment agencies who take young people to foreign countries where they are mistreated by employers.
The outgoing Ambassador said more than 40,000 Kenyans work in Saudi Arabia.
The President also bid farewell to outgoing Senegalese Ambassador to Kenya Momar Gueye whose tour of duty in the country has ended.