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Uhuru to discuss AMISOM funding, Dadaab closure with UN chief

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The EU is undoubtedly sympathetic to his cause given it has itself fallen victim to terror attacks with Belgium having been hit less than three months ago; but they’re also likely to support a more equitable spread, internationally, of the financial cost of equipping and keeping troops in Somalia.

Ban will most likely be making a few demands of his own of President Kenyatta; chief among them a re-consideration of the plan to close the Dadaab camp due to the continued instability in Somalia where Al Shabaab claims it killed two Kenyan spies over the weekend in only its latest act of terror.

READ: Shabaab claims it killed two Kenyan ‘spies’ in Somalia in revenge

Which, it could be argued, makes President Kenyatta’s point; that the UN needs to put its money where its mouth is and take on a greater role in restoring peace to Somalia.

So far President Kenyatta has stuck to his guns on the closure of Dadaab despite attempts by the UN Security Council and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to change his mind; he therefore goes into his meeting with Ban with a strong hand.

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