Former President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Tuesday, November 15, made an impromptu stop at Goma, a town dominated by the M23 Rebels.
Uhuru was touched by the cries of displaced residents who passionately pleaded with him to ensure the region enjoys peace and stability.
"Goma is in a state of fear right now," an area resident told Uhuru as many more struggled to shake his hand and air their grievances.
The visibly emotional Uhuru assured the internationally displaced persons that he would fast-track the mediation process to ensure they were safe and sound.
"It's sad that young men are killed for no reason at all. This must come to an end," Uhuru reassured.
Uhuru arrived in Goma after two days of dialogue and peace meetings in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
He also met DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi, who rebels blamed for the rise of insecurity in the country.
Goma was gripped by panic after M23 rebels ambushed the town, leaving a trail of destruction and killings on their way.
Heavy gunfire exchange was also reported in Kibumba and Kanyaruchinya towns, where hundreds of civilians were reportedly killed.
Over 200,000 people escaped the war that escalated in North Kivu.
It was reported that the fighting between M23 and FARDC was less than 20 kilometres from the civilian population.
Kenya sent troops to the wartorn nation for a peacekeeping mission alongside military officers drawn from other East African nations.
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