Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to lay down their weapons and work with government “in nurturing peace and stability”. The representatives of armed groups are meeting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, for direct talks with DR Congo officials. More than 20 groups are said to be represented. The talks are part of resolutions passed at a recent summit of East African heads of state. Groups that won’t participate in the talks will be dealt with militarily, a statement from the summit said. East African heads of state have agreed to deploy a joint military force to eastern DR Congo to deal with the armed groups operating in that region.