Uhuru in South Sudan
26 August 2015, 13:57
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has travelled to Juba, South
Sudan, for a one-day official visit to attend an Igad mini-summit on the
peace process in the world's youngest nation.
Kenyatta, who is the Igad rapporteur, will be joined at the summit by
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and Igad chairman Hailemariam Desalegn,
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir.
has been mediating talks to end the 20-month-old civil war between the
government of President Salva Kiir and a faction led by rebel leader
Dr Machar signed the Igad-Plus compromise peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday last week.
Kiir, who requested a 15-day window to iron out outstanding issues, is
expected to append his signature on the peace pact during the Juba
The plane carrying the
President and his delegation departed Jomo Kenyatta International
Airport shortly before 9am and was seen off by Chief of Defence Forces
General Samson Mwathethe and senior government officials.
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