Kenyatta to Meet South Sudan’s Kiir in Juba on Tuesday
30 August 2016, 17:19
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta will travel to neighboring South Sudan on
Tuesday for talks with President Salva Kiir about the continuing
conflict in the oil-producing nation, Kiir’s spokesman said.
The two will discuss violence that erupted in July, former Vice
President Riek Machar’s flight from the country, and a United Nations
resolution to deploy 4,000 more peacekeepers in the country, Ateny Wek
Ateny said by phone from the capital, Juba.
Kiir formed a transitional government with ex-rebel leader Machar in
April to stop the fighting that’s also forced 2 million people from
their homes since late 2013.
In the fighting in July, Kiir’s troops
drove out Machar and his forces from Juba. Hundreds died in the
fighting, which the UN said involved targeted ethnic killings and rapes
mostly by soldiers loyal to Kiir.