President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly sought assurance from Kenyan authorities that the East African nation won’t help opposition teams in Zimbabwe.
Mnangagwa was in Kenya earlier this week to fulfill his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta as the 2 international locations see to strengthen bilateral ties.
In keeping with The East African, the 2 presidents signed seven memoranda of understanding on diplomatic consultations; tourism and wildlife conservation; and civil plane accidents and critical incidents investigations.
Others had been on ladies empowerment and neighborhood growth; youth affairs; co-operatives; and sports activities and recreation actions.
Nonetheless, Mnangagwa was reportedly in Nairobi for extra critical issues similar to lobbying Kenya, a member of the UN Safety Council, to assist Zimbabwe do away with sanctions in addition to getting assurances that Kenya won’t be a sanctuary for Zimbabwean opposition politicians.
The East African reported sources as saying Mnangagwa wished Kenya to pledge that it’s going to not present help to his opponents.
Just lately, a Harare-based preacher, Walter Magaya, who visited Kenya final month, had his Harare home raided by the military and police.
The safety forces had been allegedly trying to find unlawful firearms on the cleric’s Harare house however Authorities insiders claimed that they suspected that Magaya had met Jonathan Moyo in Nairobi to plot in opposition to Mnangagwa’s authorities.
Moyo is a political scientist and former ZANU PF strategist, who has been dwelling in Nairobi because the navy staged a coup in opposition to the late former president Robert Mugabe in 2017.
Mnangagwa requested Moyo’s extradition however that would not occur as Nairobi and Harare should not have an extradition settlement.
The signing of the MoU on political consultations is being seen as step one in direction of regularising that.
Zimbabwe beforehand tried to extradite Moyo to face corruption prices, however Kenya rejected the request.
The previous ZANU PF politburo member is married to a Kenyan and has advised Kenyan authorities that his life could be at risk if he returned house.