With­drawal of KDF from UNMISS is not a good idea for us

The Star (Kenya) - - News Business -

I sup­port Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto when he tells off the op­po­si­tion lead­ers not to politi­cise na­tional se­cu­rity and mil­i­tary is­sues. This is against the back­drop of the order by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta to pull troops out of the UN Mis­sion in South Su­dan. Con­sti­tu­tion­ally, it is the dis­cre­tion of the Pres­i­dent and the Com­man­der-in-chief of the De­fence Forces to make such de­ci­sions. How­ever, these de­cisons should not jeop­ar­dise our diplo­matic en­gage­ments. Ours is a de­vel­op­ing coun­try and may need fi­nan­cial or tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance from the UN.

KASYOKA BEATTY University of Kabi­anga

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