Login to your account

Username *
Password *
Remember Me

Create an account

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.
Name *
Username *
Password *
Verify password *
Email *
Verify email *
Captcha *
Reload Captcha

King Abdille Awarded With The Elder Of the Burning Spear For Championing Peace &Co-Existence

NAIROBI, Monday (Horn24) -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday bestowed on the visiting Somali Degodia supreme leader King Abdille Wabar Abdi  the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) award, one of the highest national honours and commended the traditional leader for spearheading peace, unity and understanding in the region.


Kenyatta underscored the need for countries in the region to nurture peace and unity, saying colonial boundaries should not be allowed to divide people.

The President said the region stands to achieve faster development if its people work together in peace and harmony.



“We need to live together as brothers and sisters and respect all communities in the region,” the President said.

 

The President was speaking at State House, Nairobi this evening during a meeting with King Abdile Wabar Abdi, the Ethiopian-based traditional leader of the Degodia community found in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti.

King Abdi, who was accompanied by a huge delegation of members of the Degodia community from Kenya and Ethiopia, delivered a message of peace and unity to the President.



President Kenyatta said cultural diplomacy should be used as a vehicle for uniting people, adding that Kenya sees its neighbours not as threats but allies in development.

The Head of State commended the traditional leader of the Degodia community for spearheading peace, unity and understanding in the region.

In honour of his role in ensuring cross-border peace and unity in the region, the President bestowed on King Abdi with the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) award, one of the highest national honours.

Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi, former Governor Ahmed Abdullahi and both current and former MPs from Wajir and Mandera counties including Bashir Abdullahi, Bashane Gaal, Adan Keynan, Ahmed Kolosh, Rashid Kassim, Farhiya Haji, Abass Sheikh, Abdikadir Ore and Abdikadir Mohamed attended the meeting.

Also present at the meeting were Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tikea and CAS Mohamed Elmi among others.

King Abdille who hails from the Ethiopian-Somali region is on a 21 day tour of Kenya.

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Last modified on Monday, 02 December 2019 19:30

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Trending Counties News

"Stray Bullet" That Killed Activist Almas Elman Linked To Gunfight Between Somalia Army Units

"Stray Bullet" That Killed Act…

Nov 22, 2019 Rate: 0.00

13yr Old Couple Wed In Somaliland

13yr Old Couple Wed In Somaliland

Nov 30, 2019 Rate: 0.00

Latest Tweets

How To Make Multi Vendor Restaurant Marketplace Website with WPCafe WordPress Plugin #dokan #multivendor https://t.co/koSt8IP30r
There are several event management plugins but not all of them are all-rounder. Here are some guidelines to go with… https://t.co/3qdXLidXIO
Design Effortlessly with Divi Builder !! https://t.co/qFNUjqgOqQ #wpcafe #DiviBuilder #restaurant #wordpress https://t.co/iYwJcrA07L
Follow Themewinter on Twitter

Post Gallery

FARMAAJO BACKS DOWN ON PRESIDENTIAL MANDATE EXTENSION

SAMIA SULUHU HASSAN BECOMES PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA

BIDEN Send's Envoy to Abiy over Tigray Conflict

Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany Amidst Tense Ethiopia

Kenya's Economy To Rebound in 2021

1 Dead As Alshabaab Targets Mandera Ambulance: East Africa Briefs

Milestone In Oromo History As Largest Afaan Oromo To English Translation Machine Is Launched

Somaliland President Meets Uhuru Kenyatta Amidst Nairobi-Mogadishu Diplomatic Tiff

5 Al-Shabaab Dusit D2 Attackers Identified