Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki has commended Kenyan forces for their role in capturing the port town of Kismayu, according to a local newspaper. The Daily Nation quoted him as saying:
This is a game changer for the people of Somalia, it is a defining moment ...
This is the time to send a clear message to the world, that the people of Somalia have gone through a tumultuous time.
Now is the time to encourage them to embrace peace, Kenya stands to be counted as a friend of the Government and people of Somalia.
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