, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to attend a multilateral meeting on South Sudan and regional counter terrorism.
The meeting will be will be addressed by US President Barack Obama, who is the first US President to address the African Union.
The American leader will hold talks with regional leaders on the civil war in South Sudan.
The crisis in South Sudan is expected to be top on their agenda as the US is now part of the IGAD mediation process which includes the African Union, the UN, European Union, China, the Troika (UK, US, Norway) as well as five African countries (South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Chad, and Rwanda).
The discussions are expected to focus on the regional and international efforts to settle the political crisis in the youngest nation. President Kenyatta will attend the AU meeting as the IGAD rapporteur in the South Sudan peace talks.
President Obama arrived in Ethiopia Sunday afternoon after winding up a three-day visit to Kenya.
At the JKIA airport, the President was seen off by Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and senior government officials.