- President Kenyatta said the region has resolved to send a firm message to the perpetrators of terrorism
The East African Community member states have resolved to implement a common anti-terrorism strategy to combat terror and other transnational crimes.
The decision adopting the Regional Counter Terrorism Strategy was reached at the 12th East African Community Extraordinary Heads of State Summit held in Arusha, Tanzania on Wednesday.
The Summit was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, First Vice President of Burundi Prosper Bazombaza and Prime Minister of Rwanda Pierre Habumuremyi.
They jointly condemned the terror attacks that have targeted Kenya and promised that the five countries will undertake joint measures to make the region safer.
“The summit calls on security agencies of the member countries to increase the areas of cooperation to fight terrorism, insurgencies and transnational crimes” said the Secretary General of the EAC Dr Richard Sezibera in a communiqué read at the close of the Summit.
In his address as the chair of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, President Kenyatta said the region has resolved to send a firm message to the perpetrators of these vile crimes.