The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebbeca Kadaga, has urged East African parliaments to team up in the fight against regional terrorism that is causing loss of lives in the region.
Addressing the East African Community Speakers Bureau meeting in Nairobi, Kenya last Friday, Ms Kadaga said there has to be concerted efforts between citizens, parliaments and governments if terrorism is to be curbed.
“I would like to express solidarity with the government, the Parliament and the people of Kenya in relation to terrorist attacks which have bedevilled the country and affected all of us. We need to support each other to ensure that terrorism does not take root in our region,” Ms Kadaga said.
Kenya has recently bore the brunt of terrorist attacks with suspected al-Shaabab militants launching cross-border assaults from Somalia with the most tragic being the attack on the Westgate Mall that claimed more than 60 lives.
At the Nairobi meeting, the East African Legislative Assembly also announced plans to sensitise regional leaders on the importance of the East African Community.