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Kenya denies fueling South Sudan’s civil war

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February 27, 2018 (NAIROBI) - The Kenyan government on Monday denied allegations that the East African nation has been trafficking large quantities of weapons and ammunition into South Sudan.

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Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, addresses a press conference in Juba on Friday 11, 2016 (UNMISS Photo)

The United Nations Special Advisor for Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng had accused Kenya of fueling South Sudan’s civil war.

On Monday, however, the cabinet secretary in Kenya’s Foreign Affair Ministry, Monica Juma denied Kenya’s role in the conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced over 2 million.

"The allegations by the senior UN official insinuating Kenya’s complicity in trafficking large quantities of weapons and ammunition into South Sudan, are not only unfortunate and misguiding, but lack facts," Juma said in a statement issued Monday.

She said Kenya is one of the regional countries that have embarked on the process of the revitalization of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, which was signed in 2015.

Dieng was quoted saying peace will be achieved in South Sudan if there are regional and international efforts to leave no further options for South Sudan leaders to stop war and start negotiating.

The UN special adviser said both South Sudan government and rebels have done very little to discipline individuals committing atrocities in the four-year conflict in South Sudan, adding that the country suffers from what he called "total impunity of armed men who have embraced sexual violence as a systematic weapon of war."

"Guided by its principles of peaceful co-existence with its neighbors and other nations, and the resolution of conflicts/disputes by peaceful means, Kenya’s record is clear with regards to efforts in search for peace and stability in the Horn of Africa," Juma stressed.

The official reaffirmed Kenya’s longstanding commitment to ensure South Sudan is stable for economic, social and political prosperity.

"Kenya remains committed to peaceful resolution of the South Sudan conflict and will continue to play its rightful mediation role bilaterally and within the framework of Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)," she said.

Kenya, according to Juma, also engaged the warring parties involved in the South Sudanese conflict to end hostilities, enforce the ceasefire, and resume the implementation of the peace process.

"These efforts paid off with the de-escalation of violent hostilities, intermittent ceasefires and tranquility within the capital Juba and other areas in the country, offering an opportunity for political dialogue among the Parties," she further stated.

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  • 28 February 02:11, by lino

    Kenya, you have fuel the war by allowing weapons and war machines passing through your ports! Got it!!!

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    • 28 February 10:18, by Midit Mitot

      Kenya dennying the fact, they are the most traitor, fueling the war in South Sudan, business mind people, Kenya don,t denny this true founded article.

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      • 28 February 11:18, by Marco A. Wek

        South Sudanese themselves are the ones fueling war especially website war mongers.

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  • 28 February 02:40, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    It is out of shame that they are denying involvement in the war. They have been allowing flow of hazardous war materials into South Sudan. Not only that they participated in war effort that favours Kiir but the also arrest and deport Opposion South Sudan’s into jaws of death that belongs to Kiir and his henchmen. In fact Uhuru and his government has South Sudanese on their hands.

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    • 28 February 08:27, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Correction:
      It is out of shame that Kenya is denying involvement in this war. It has been allowing flow of hazardous war materials into South Sudan. Not only that it participated in the war effort that favours Kiir but it also arrests and deports Opposition South Sudanese into the jaws of death that belongs to Kiir and his henchmen. In fact Uhuru has South Sudanese blood on his hand.

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  • 28 February 03:24, by dinkdong

    No one admit wrong doing. No surprise.

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  • 28 February 05:17, by Whortti Bor Manza

    The cabinet Secretary is just doing her job. The evidence are obvious. Kenya banks, KCB, EQUITY and Cooperative bank are siphoning off $ from S. Sudan. Another lucrative business for Kenya is kidnapping the opposition. Shame on you.

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  • 28 February 06:03, by Eastern

    Kenya is second to Uganda in fuelling the conflict in South Sudan. The day of reckoning is fast approaching though...

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    • 28 February 07:07, by jubaone

      Eastern, Whorrti,
      African leaders are either traumatized or congenital liars. Traumatized bcoz the aftermath of brutal colonialism and enslavement have made them trivialize inhuman acts against fellow Africans. They have become cowardly and hidden themselves under the pretext of "non-interference" and have deliberately NOT wanted to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong in SS.

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      • 28 February 07:14, by jubaone

        Sanity and a pinch of morality would dictate that someone hits the table and says; STOP, what is happening in SS in unacceptable by any human standards. Did African leaders do anything when fellow Africans in Libya were sold like goats in an open market, or hang with feet up by Libyan jihadists like broilers? African leaders have become fearful and like ostriches; cant see, hear or tell the truth

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        • 28 February 07:20, by jubaone

          All these investments are taking place in EQUATORIA. The current crunch is bcoz Equatoria is a war zone. Equatoria is SS and without it, you could wind up everything bcoz the rest have practically, economically and culturally no added value. Whether Equatexit or federalism (KOKORA), these investors will have to lick our feet one day. Just a question of time and dont mind jienges.

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          • 28 February 08:58, by South South

            Rebels these days are crying everyday and they are pointing their fingers to neighbor countries., No, no, the problem of South Sudan is in South Sudan, not in Uganda and not in Kenya. People rushed to refugee camps in neighboring countries thanking that government in Juba will fail quickly by doing that. Now, our government is holding down his feet, so the game of finger points starts.

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  • 28 February 06:07, by Mayendit

    Blaming Kenya and Uganda is just an escape-Goat.
    Mr. Adama Dieng failed to mentions Sudan and Ethiopia respectively. Sudan’s government rushed immediately to send Tanks, ammunition and foods while, Ethiopia’s government allowed Riek Machar to run rebellion at Addis Ababa hotel and they offers training, treated rebels and gave them teachers to trains South Sudanese rebels to overthrow SS gov.

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    • 28 February 06:19, by Games

      Mayendit

      Provide the Ethiopia and Sudan governments’ involvements into the conflicts evidences.
      Otherwise stick with the reports from Adama Dieng if you haven’t got one

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      • 28 February 06:34, by Mayendit

        Game, your funny name is correct
        Are you joking? What proof do you want to see when Tanks were giving to Riek Machar, two battalions of SAF able to captured Bentiu on April/2014. Ask Taban Deng Gai and Lol Koang and many more others SPLA IO who are backing Taban Deng. Gen, Dau Aturjong as him if you can not belief it.

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        • 28 February 06:51, by Games

          Mayendit
          Just shut up man, you have nothing to offers to South Sudanese. Anyone is actually supporting what Uganda and Kenya are doing by transporting all those deadly weapons to S. Sudanese to finishing themselves are not only idiots but they are wastes of spaces

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  • 28 February 06:13, by Games

    Kenyans should be feeling shames by denying the facts reports. There are millions of evidences that the Kenya government are/have been supporting the Dinka leads regime in Juba. All evidences in their involvements, includes the weapons were captured from their forces that have been fighting alongside Uganda army in South Sudan. The deportation of the Oppositions actives from their soil to Juba and

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  • 28 February 06:14, by Games

    The deportation of the Oppositions actives from their soil to Juba and the banning of their citizens to the Oppositions control areas.

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    • 28 February 20:14, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Game

      You rebels are the ones fueling war, why you don,t accept defeat and come back home, s.sudan as independent nation have right to acquire weapons to protect itself from other countries.

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  • 28 February 06:21, by Mayendit

    Adama Dieng
    Why not just take your money and quit talking about blaming Uganda and Kenya. You have not prevent Rwanda genocide in 1994 nor genocide Darfur continues dying UN, have hand refugees camps to Khartoum’s government and now the refugees people in Darfur wondering why UN, doing that supposedly to protected them.The money can talk in your mouth otherwise, you must not leave Sudan, Ethiopia

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    • 28 February 06:34, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Mayen,

      Shut up your bloody mandible. You are inhumane, insane person that enjoys killing innocent people. Can you give justification for you killing spree of innocent South Sudanese? You are completely worthless supporter of murderous Kiir.

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      • 28 February 06:46, by Mayendit

        Jur- Likang
        I am very good leader and I had contributed to what bringing South Sudan independence unlikely to yourself who done nothing than disoriented people and hared. Have you not read daily monitor news about Ugandans complaining that, South Sudanese refugees are trouble makers. Some Equatoria civilians were fools to leave homes and seeks resettlement process through creating rebellion.

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        • 28 February 08:39, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          Mayen,

          You are nothing but a person who lacks patriotism, wisdom, compassion and political vision. Who do you think are causing trouble in Uganda? It is you people. Not only you are trouble makers in Uganda but you are known for that all over the world. No wonder why the country is destroyed by people of your like. How can a tail lead a head? Patriotic South Sudanese recognise the great

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          • 28 February 08:43, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

            warriors of 1955 not idiots who plunged our country into hell!! You can shout and claim you are liberators but no one will recognise you because you are occupiers of other people’s land through brutal means.

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  • 28 February 08:17, by EastSudanisHeaven

    Uganda and Kenya are very instrumental in The destruction of South Sudan
    Both of them were very happy economically with the independence of SS
    To deny their involvement in the civil war and the recent Genocide in SS
    Is plain ignorance .
    After the Heglig war/attack Basheer will never give Kiir and/ or the Rebels any Tanks and Military Support.

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  • 28 February 09:36, by Kenyang ll

    Sudan and United Kingdom are South Sudan genuine enemies. Yet, they didn’t cause but did fuel the war in South Sudan. Kenya and Uganda through their businesses benefits from now an independence South Sudan and would be more so with stable South Sudan. Who would want his buyer dead? That UN stooge, aka West African monkey is trying to create animosity within East Africa.

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  • 28 February 09:55, by Eastern

    We all know what befell Charles Taylor when Liberia, Sierra Leon and Guinea went up in flames. Kiir, Museveni, UhuRuto, et al......The ICC is beckoning....!

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  • 28 February 13:14, by Sunday Junup

    I’m now on board after watching HRP

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  • 28 February 19:24, by Kush Natives

    Exactly South Sudanese have a weird cultural attitudes towards everything, that’s totally insane to blame or finger pointing out on air. If rebels decided not to accept the fact that they were the ones started war, then let them go to hell. Blaming Kenya and Uganda for not helping you fight the government in South Sudan shouldn’t be a big deal. Kenyan government is totally is an insane to be blame

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    • 28 February 19:32, by Kush Natives

      Rebels MUST stop such attitudes of cowardice. Instead of rebels sticking to peace process, they decided not to heed our call for peace and forgiveness. Crying like a baby girl is not working this time. Now, white army lost Juba direction and start running their lost brains out there trying to finger it out of who to blame.

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  • 28 February 21:03, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Riak Machar suporters, how came now to point your figer to others? since you are killing people to get power. you should learn that s.sudan gov’t have right to acquire weapon to protect itselt, from any threat inside or outside country.

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    • 1 March 16:14, by Koryom2

      Kenya is not overtly behind the current mess in our country, but it being touted by the US, the US & some of their creepy allies in between as a would be another conduit like North Sudan & ethiopia to destabilize our country. And then Kenya can be given aid, donations or arms like North Sudan & ethiopia. And that is why the traitors like Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Kosti Manibe, Thomas Cirillo>

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      • 1 March 16:18, by Koryom2

        Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol & Co. are being kept in these countries as hostages. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are keeping these traitors in Kenya, ethiopia & North Sudan, solely to us them as blackmails & bargaining chips to the current government of South Sudan & the South Sudanese people>>>

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        • 1 March 16:24, by Koryom2

          Lam Akol & Thomas Cirillo were intentionally advised by the criminals from the US, the UK & allies to run to Khartoum & Adis Ababa receptively, so that the evils would then go & use these sellout thieves & traitors as their blackmails & bargaining cards right after they saw that their Riek Machar & Co. aimless armed rebellion was being crushed by the SPLA on the ground>>>

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          • 1 March 16:36, by Koryom2

            We keep informing some of our lowly informed South Sudanese idiots that their US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. Would want to make our country like Eastern Congo, CAR, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. And the evils are using some of our traitors, like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Riek Machar & Co.>>

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            • 1 March 16:47, by Koryom2

              and their so-called humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams as their disguise ways to crawl their evil selves into our country, mainly for the evils to come & occupy our country indefinitely like they had/have done next door in DRC since 1960th. But the evils are playing with fire though>>>>

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