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S. Sudan rebel delegation in Nairobi for talks with Kenyan president

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March 20, 2014 (NAIROBI) – A high level delegation of the South Sudan’s rebel group, the SPLM/A In Opposition, are in Nairobi to consult with tKenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on the ongoing peace process in South Sudan.

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Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta with the seven former SPLM detainees and Rebecca Garang in Nairobi on 12 February 2014 (Photo: Office of the Kenyan President)

The delegation is composed of senior rebel leaders including the former South Sudanese minister of Environment, Alfred Lado Gore and Angelina Teny, wife of the former vice president and leader of the rebel group, Riek Machar.

Machar’s spokesperson, James Gatdet Dak, told Sudan Tribune that the delegation had a successful meeting with president Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday.

Dak said the meeting discussed a wide range of issues that were vital to the peace process between the South Sudan’s government and the opposition group.

“The meeting with president Kenyatta was cordial. It was focusing on the ongoing peace process and the positive neutral role Kenya should continue to play in mediating the warring parties to resolve the conflict,” he stated.

The rebel officials, he said, reiterated their appreciation to the Kenyan government for the role it played in ensuring the release of the seven former detainees.

He added that the rebel leaders asked the good office of president Kenyatta to further exercise his influence on Juba to release the four remaining political detainees, who include Pagan Amum Okiech, former SPLM secretary general, Oyai Deng Ajak, former minister for national security, Majak Agoot, former deputy minister of defense and ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, South Sudan’s ex-envoy to United States.

Earlier on, he said, the delegation also met with the other senior officials in the Kenyan leadership including the vice president, William Ruto as well as the foreign minister and the special envoy to the peace process, Delmas Otieno.

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  • 21 March 08:56, by omoni jr.

    Alfred Ladu Gore will bring down this genocide regime to its knees .Death to you kiir murderer.

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    • 21 March 09:11, by Monydit

      This first tyme for Alfred for to Be rebel plus Taban Deng ,so there been in Nbi will do nothing to Govt ,thank God that they have came out from their mouth that kenya Govt play abig role to release the seven Coup Attempted ,that Sound good now for the govt to bring those seven back to Juba for trial together wiz their Pagan Amuom

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      • 21 March 09:50, by Ayom Ayom

        I think the government of South Sudan still tracking down the remaining suspects in group A category believed to be members of an organized crime/coup attempt, be careful you don’t need to move freely

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      • 21 March 17:13, by padiit gaga

        monydit
        those 7 will not come back to s.sudan for trial, because there is no reason for them to be judge there was no coup but those four people president do not want to release them so that he want blind fool the world that he is judging them, but the world know no coup. he was condemned by western for his primitive thinking. s.sudan will be like Somalia if this uneducative prs still.

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    • 21 March 09:31, by munene

      kiir mayardit will remain our przo for life if you guyz think that riek shall be his replacement. i don,t want him but riek is not the right man, my is luke bioung deng

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      • 21 March 09:50, by Mi diit

        Great visit to Nairobi by the senior rebel leaders. Bravo Gen Alfred Ladu Gore and bravo smart future first lady, Madam Angelina Teny. Kenya should maintain its neutrality as usual. It should not support a failed leader called Kiir Kuethpiny. The man is going down and don’t waste your time with him. Only foolish Museveni is supporting him.

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        • 21 March 11:36, by Mayom County Boy

          Madiit
          why those dinka boy are making senseless comments on this forum,look
          Monydit & is wife Makuac lam are making ajokes again our movement we
          nuer .what asgame they are making.

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      • 21 March 17:21, by padiit gaga

        kirr will not be president for life if he is concubine of your mother. there will be Smoke every where in S.Sudan till he leave, a primitive person should not be person because he does not know the different between good and bad, S.Sudan will be second Somalia or may be the world will hang him soon.

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  • 21 March 09:51, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    What, caused lobbying? There is no seperate consultation. Uhru is parts of IGAD. You, the rebel wait gathering time.

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  • 22 March 09:06, by American Missile.

    Releasing them does not meant that they will be returned into the country without "Justice being Done" We need Peace and Justice as well as Stability.

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