Uhuru Kenyatta praised for Mediating in South Sudan


Elite nationals of South Sudan under the union body ‘Compatriots of South Sudan for peace’ living in Nairobi have termed the Killings in South Sudan as ‘Political violence’ and not tribal.

President Kenyatta, who is the current chair of East African Community (EAC), led a high powered delegation for talks with the host President Salva Kiir of South Sudan Thursday morning.

President Uhuru and his delegation were received by senior South Sudanese Government officials and Kenya’s Ambassador Cleland Leshore.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn also attended the talks.

Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ambassador Amina Mohammed, Former Cabinet minister Dalmas Otieno, Ambassador Bethwel Kiplagat were part of the team that began Mediation talks between the parties earlier in the week with a delegation from the development agency IGAD. ‘Compatriots of South Sudan for peace’ living in Nairobi have asked President Salva Kirr of South Sudan and former vice president to go back to the drawing board and negotiate without putting any conditions to end truce in the young republic.

“We call upon the two leaders to end the political violence and come to peace talks, and thank Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for showing compassion at the time of need,” Said Makuach Aleu, Chairman of the Compatriots of South Sudan for peace.

Makuach said: “It is not the time to engage in destructive political engagement but a moment to look back where the country has come from and build it for the benefit of the posterity of South Sudan.” The Sudanese national have also called for an impartial mediation talks between the two rival groups. They said that most mediation talks in African states have seen some leaders taking sides and thus hindering effective solution to existing truce.

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