By Abdiweli Adan
President Uhuru Kenyatta has today arrived in Ethiopia to attend the fourth Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa that is being held at Bahir Dar.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Secularism and Politicized Faith’. The forum focuses on finding African solutions for Africa’s security challenges.
The forum seeks to address the dangers posed by the increased politicization and manipulation of religion and comes at a time many countries in Africa including Kenya are faced with violence perpetrated by criminals camouflage their activities with religion.
Somali’s Al-Shabaab and Nigeria’s Boko haram militants in collaboration with their international partners ISIS and Al-Qaeda have been causing havoc across the continent in the name of Jihad.
Up to 147 died in the last deadly attack carried out by Al-Shabaab in Garissa University College in the north eastern town of Garissa.
Most Muslims are however of the view that action by the groups go against their religion and they don’t support them as a result.
The President will then later in the afternoon proceed to the Kingdom of Jordan for the Horn of Africa Coordination Meeting hosted by Jordan and whose focus is how to fight terrorism and radicalization