President William Ruto on Thursday evening had a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the escalating crisis in Gaza.

The Head of State expressed Kenya’s deep concerns about the deteriorating situation in the region, emphasizing that the loss of lives has reached unacceptable levels.

He called for a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine to end the conflict in Gaza, advocating for a peaceful side-by-side existence of the two states.

The President reiterated Kenya’s stand against all forms of terrorism, affirming that it is the principled position of the country that terrorism must be eradicated.

More than half of Gaza’s buildings have been damaged or destroyed, and over 80% of the population is displaced.

The World Health Organization warned of a famine risk if the war continues, calling for a ceasefire and safe access for humanitarian aid.