Immediate former President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed his profound concern over the escalation of conflict and humanitarian crisis in parts of eastern DRC.

This is according to the Office of the EAC-Facilitator of the EAC Led Nairobi Process.

The EAC calls on the parties to the current skirmishes to immediately halt their offensives, agree to a cessation of hostilities, allow for unhindered and sustained humanitarian access, withdraw and vacate from occupied areas and pursue a negotiated settlement through peace talks under the EAC- Led Nairobi Process.

The EAC also condemns the escalating situation in parts of South Kivu and calls on all negative elements and armed groups to cease armed actions, voluntarily lay down their arms and take part in the Nairobi Process and the National Disarmament and Demobilisation Programme. 

The East Africa community denounces all violence against civilians and calls on all parties to recognise that there is no military solution to the conflict and embrace a peaceful means to the settlement.

After Uhuru finished his tenure in office as the president of the republic, he continued with his diplomatic roles such as the AU-Kenya Peace Envoy and EAC Facilitator of the EAC-Led Nairobi process on the inter -Congolese Consultations and Dialogue on the restoration of Peace and Stability in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

He recently flew to South Africa for the peace talks between the Ethiopian government and the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF).