Don't Let Al-Shabaab Divide You, Farmaajo Tells Kenyan Christians & Muslims
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Thursday made a passionate appeal at Kenyans to stay united by rejecting extremism and tribalism. Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast in the Kenya capital Nairobi Farmaajo called for tolerance among Kenyans of different faiths terming militant group Al-Shabaab a "minority group" within Muslims with a political intent. "When they attack Christians or non Muslims in Kenya their intention is to create divisions between Muslims and Christians in Kenya. So Christians would retaliate on good and peace loving Muslims in this great country. We do not need to fall in that trap" Farmaajo said. "They claim they are in in conflict with non Muslim Christians but they in turn kill innocent people who happen to be Muslims in Somalia and elsewhere. What does that tell you. They are the enemy of all mankind" Farmaajo added. Farmaajo was on one day work visit of Kenya where he held bilateral talks with his counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on security and border dispute issues. The National Prayer Breakfast saw Kenya's major political rivals Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga reconcile. The two leaders embraced each other burying the hatchet after a disputed 2017 presidential elections.