The Wagner mercenary group has been at the center of a crisis in Russia. The leader of Wagner, Yevgeny Prigozhin, accused the Russian military of targeting his forces and vowed to seek revenge. This led to a situation of armed mutiny and rebellion in various Russian cities, including Rostov-on-Don and Voronezh. Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to the challenge posed by the Wagner mercenary force as “high treason” and a “stab in the back”.
In the midst of this crisis, Kenya reached out to Russia to seek assurance about the safety of Kenyan nationals residing in the country. Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua spoke with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who updated him on the situation and assured him that the Russian government is in control.
The conflict between the Russian military and the Wagner mercenaries escalated, with President Putin vowing to punish those behind the armed mutiny. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) opened a criminal case against Yevgeny Prigozhin, accusing him of incitement to armed rebellion. The situation remains tense, with security measures tightened and military trucks spotted in Moscow.
In summary, Kenya expressed concern about the attacks carried out by Wagner mercenaries in Russia. The crisis involved an armed mutiny and rebellion by the Wagner group, leading to a tense situation in various Russian cities. President Putin vowed to punish those involved, and the Russian government assured Kenya of its control over the situation. The conflict is ongoing, and the Russian authorities are taking measures to contain the crisis.