Uhuru returns from succesful IGAD summit
26 August 2014, 09:23
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in Nairobi on Monday night from
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he attended a special Inter-Governmental
Authority on Development (IGAD) summit on South Sudan.
The IGAD summit was chaired by the Prime Minister of
Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn and also attended by regional leaders
including Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Salva Kiir of South Sudan and his
political rival, former vice-president Riek Machar.
The leaders gave the warring sides 45 days within which they should form a transitional government.
IGAD also declared a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan and resolved
to take action against those obstructing the attainment of peace in
South Sudan including denying them participation in future governance
arrangements in the country.
Before travelling to Ethiopia, the President was in Kampala, Uganda
where he held talks with Museveni and South Sudan’s Kiir ahead of the
He also addressed a forum of 3,000 youths from East Africa on
leadership, management and business during a high-profile ‘Townhall’
meeting in Kampala.
The plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 8pm and was received
by senior Government officials led by Deputy President William Ruto.
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