Government to offer technical training to Somali youth in refugee camps

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia President Abdulahi Farmajo
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Somalia President Abdulahi Farmajo

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the government will offer technical training for Somali youth in refugee camps, “Kenya will establish a technical training institute for youth currently in refugee camps as well as the environs of Dadaab camp,” he said,”This will help in providing these young men and women the necessary skills required to develop and grow Somalia.” He said this during a state press briefing at State House, Nairobi, together with Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, who is on a state visit. President Kenyatta also said that Kenya is committed to training 200 teachers, 200 nurses and 100 Somali administrators.

President Kenyatta further said that direct flights from Nairobi to Mogadishu will start within two weeks, “We’ve directed security teams from both countries to meet immediately and agree on modalities of relaunching direct flights between Nairobi to Mogadishu, with the first flight being within two weeks,” he said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the press at State House, Nairobi
President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the press at State House, Nairobi

The President added that there will be no Visa requirement for diplomatic and service passport holders from both countries.

On matters security, President Kenyatta said they have agreed to continue the fight against the militant group until they are no longer a threat, “Al Shabaab remains ready and continues to kill many Somalis and Kenyans,” he said. He said the leaders from both countries will regularly meet to monitor progress of bilateral relations, adding that discussions will continue during the IGAD special summit.