Uhuru travels to Juba for IGAD summit
22 October 2014, 11:38
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country Wednesday morning for a
one day official visit to Juba, South Sudan, where he will attend an
The plane carrying the President and his delegation departed the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 9:00 am.
At the airport, the President was seen off by the Deputy President William Ruto and other senior Government officials.
President Kenyatta – who is the current chairman of the East African
Community and the Rapporteur of the Intergovernmental Authority on
Development (IGAD) – has continuously affirmed Kenya’s commitment to a
speedy resolution to the South Sudan conflict.
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Last Saturday, the President met Gen Lazarus Sumbeiywo and Amb Seyoum
Mesfin of Ethiopia, who briefed him on the status of the South Sudan
The Kenyan envoy to the South Sudan peace process and his Ethiopian
counterpart assured President Kenyatta that a lot of progress has been
made in the efforts to restore peace in Africa’s youngest nation.
“There is visible light at the end of the tunnel and the negotiations
have entered the final stages where we hope for positive outcome,” Gen.
President Kenyatta commended Gen. Sumbeiywo and Amb Mesfin for their diligence.
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