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UHURU RETURNS FROM MOROCCO

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Yesterday evening President Uhuru Kenyatta returned to Nairobi from Marrakech, Morocco, where he attended the 22nd conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change also known as COP22

The President and his delegation arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport before 9pm and was received by senior government officials, led by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma and Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe.

At the conference President Kenyatta urged world leaders to remain committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change that gave hope to the poorest countries. Declaring support for the agreement, the Head of State said his Cabinet has approved its ratification and now awaits the final approval by Parliament.

The head of State said the Paris Agreement provides the much needed impetus to addressing climate change for a safer future emphasizing the need to synchronize the implementation processes of the agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals.

While in Morocco, President Kenyatta also met 30 African leaders on the sidelines of the COP22 to drum up support for Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed for the post of chairperson of the African Union Commission.

Among the leaders were those from Nigeria, Gabon, Rwanda, Seychelles, the Comoros, Sudan, Senegal and Chad.

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