NOTwe. Although the tweet announcing Kenya’s withdrawal of its recognition of the SADR and its support for the Moroccan autonomy plan, is replaced by another “to the UN process”Kenyan President Wiliam Ruto still maintains his position.
the “Kenya withdraws its recognition of SADR and takes measures to reduce the presence of this entity in the country”Ruto wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning after discussions with Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita.
A little later, he deleted this message without providing an explanation. This announcement came barely 24 hours after President Ruto’s investiture ceremony, in which Polisario leader Brahim Ghali took part in Nairobi.
Kenya supports the United Nations framework as the exclusive mechanism to find a lasting solution of the dispute over Western Sahara. pic.twitter.com/8ax4TBvenS
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) September 14, 2022
“Kenya supports the United Nations framework as the exclusive mechanism to find a lasting solution to the dispute over Western Sahara” : it is with these words that the Kenyan presidency has “rectified” the tweet of recently invested President Wiliam Ruto.
For its part, Moroccan diplomacy refers to a joint statement from Rabat and Nairobi, not quoting any tweet.
According to a diplomatic source contacted by As isthe suppression of Ruto’s publication is due to constitutional constraints.
Assuring that the new position of the president remains unchanged – in favor of Morocco -, the same source explains that the Kenyan constitution requires the head of state to go through parliament so that his decision (to break with the Polisario) is officially adopted.
Last week, and after only three weeks of severing its relations with the SADR, the Peru has turned around following a decision by the President, renouncing that taken by his Minister of Foreign Affairs.