• The former Kenyan President on Monday postponed the meeting and angrily castigated the organisers for failing to submit the facilitation fees for delegates.
• Speaking after the closure of the meeting in Nairobi, Uhuru said the EAC secretariat on Tuesday ensured delegates were paid their allowances on time.
EAC facilitator for peace restoration in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Uhuru Kenyatta says organisers of the third schedule of the dialogue behaved themselves on Tuesday.
The former President on Monday postponed the meeting and angrily castigated the organisers for failing to submit facilitation fees for delegates.
"Leo wamerekebisha (today they have done better)," Uhuru said.
He clarified that his anger was directed at the EAC secretariat responsible for organising the peace talks and not members of the Congolese government.
"Sio serikali ya Congo kwa sababu huu mkutano ulikuwa umepangwa na secretariat ya East African Community lakini delegates wakachelewa. Na ndipo uliona matatizo hapa kwa sababu wengine walikuwa wanasema wana madeni ya hoteli," Uhuru said.
(It's not the Congolese government because this meeting is organised by the East African Community and they delayed. That's why we had problems here because some delegates said they had not cleared their hotel bills.)
The series of meetings which started on November 28 were to end on Monday but Uhuru postponed the third meeting to Tuesday until the delegates are paid.
Speaking after the closure of the meeting in Nairobi, Uhuru said the EAC secretariat on Tuesday ensured delegates were paid their allowances on time.
"Na nataka kusema ya kwamba leo sikasiriki. Jana na leo asubuhi madelegates wote wametimiziwa mambo yao na ndio sisi tutaendelea."
(Today I'm not angry. The delegates have been sorted for yesterday and today morning and we shall continue.)
Uhuru called on the EAC secretariat to ensure that going forward, delegates attending peace talks over the Eastern DRC crisis are catered for on time.
The ex-president said the meetings have not achieved all there is to achieve but they have made progress towards peace restoration in eastern DRC.
He said the next series of talks will no longer take place in Nairobi but in Goma in DRC between January and February.
"We have agreed that we shall follow-up meetings and I'm hopeful that when we meet again in Goma we should be able to report progress on the items that have been agreed here and then engage in medium-term and long-term agenda that require time," Uhuru said.