Ruto questions management of AU

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On Sun, 30 Apr, 2023 10:11 | < 1 min read
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President William Ruto. PHOTO/Courtesy

President William Ruto on Saturday, April 29 questioned the management of the African Union (AU) saying it has failed to live up to its expectation to address issues facing the continent.

Speaking during Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance Conversation in Nairobi, the President said AU has failed to solve insecurity issues in the continent, citing Somalia that has experienced civil war since 1991.

"We have the wrong architecture in the management of the African Union (AU).

"The AU Commission Chairman cannot do very little because we have retained all the powers as Heads of State and yet you cannot run one country and run the continent of Africa.

"We seriously need an interrogation of the management of the African Union," he said.

Ruto on money to stabilise Somalia

He said the union has failed to convince African countries to help in stabilising Somalia and instead, has relied on the European Union to donate money.

"Today we cannot even support Somalia. We are waiting for the EU to give us $85 million. It is madness.

"Are you telling me 54 countries, 60 years after independence cannot manage $85 million to support Somalia?" He posed.

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