Norwegian city to help in war against extremism in Kenya

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Kristiansand deputy mayor Jorgen Kristiansen (second right) and his team before he signed a deal with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho to combat violent extremism. PHOTO | LABAN WALLOGA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The county government of Kenya Mombasa will partner with a Norwegian city to fight radicalisation.

Governor Hassan Joho added that his administration had made tremendous progress in the war against violent extremism.

Mr Joho spoke after signing of Strong Cities Network MOU with City of Kristiansand on fighting violent extremism.

He invited investors saying the town was free of terrorism attack fears and asked them to sieve the opportunity to invest in the region.

“We have made a lot of progress, but certainly, there is a lot that still needs to be done because the dynamics keep on evolving,” Mr Joho said.

The aim of signing the MOU is to provide more opportunities for cities around the world to continue working together to address global challenges.

Deputy Mayor of the City of Kristiansand, Mr Jorgen Kristiansen, lauded the agreement, saying the two leaders were finalising on a journey that according to SCN project manager Sabine Barton, started in 2015 when they first met in New York.

“The signing of the MOU will enable the two cities to work together in various fields including fighting global extremism, exchanging cultural heritage and education programs for youth in both cities,” he said.

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