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Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto (Photo Reuters)

April 7, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Kenya’s Vice-President William Ruto would arrive in Khartoum on Monday on a three-day official visit to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Kenyan Vice-President would meet with President Omer al-Bashir and the First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih besides the Speaker of the National Assembly Ibrahim Ahmed Omer and the Presidential Assistant Faisal Hassan Ibrahim.

He would also visit a number of corporations and development schemes.

In August 2016, President al-Bashir skipped the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Nairobi and instead dispatched First Vice-President Bakri Hassan Salih.

Kenya is a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) which in 2009 and 2010 issued two arrest warrants for al-Bashir on ten counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide he allegedly committed in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.

Despite the country’s legal obligation under the ICC’s statute, it chose to receive al-Bashir in August 2010 without arresting him, prompting the ICJ to move the issue to the High Court

In October 2016, Sudan and Kenya signed a number of oil and minerals agreements in Khartoum, in the presence of Presidents Omer al-Bashir and Uhuru Kenyatta.

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  • 8 April 06:10, by Mayendit

    Omar al Bashir is not trust Kenya anymore.
    The Kenyans people are very corrupts human beings, briber government’s police is rear every where in Kenya country. Who knows maybe William Ruto is going there to please Sudanese Officials so that, he will be given $ million like what former president confess that, he was been giving a lot of $ millions to murder Garang but he was not willing to do that.

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    • 8 April 17:03, by aborigin

      Ruto has every right to travel wherever he wishes... BUT... Ruto has too much hate towards South Sudan and i see his visit as very much worrying regardless of how much relations are conducive between Kenya and South Sudan,the government of Kenya should be careful in dealing with Sudan.

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    • 8 April 21:53, by Koryom2

      Mayendit,
      Our country is being considered a threat to countries like Kenya, ethiopia & North Sudan. And this is because of our ’Aliab triangle and our Gambella region’, besides, Kenya, ethiopia, ethiopia & North Sudan are being touted these days by the US, the UK & their other allies for possible used as springboard to destabilize our country in exchange for humanitarian aid & arms>>>

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      • 8 April 21:59, by Koryom2

        We keep informing some of lowly informed idiots that their US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between are not & have never ever been our true allies. They have now gone and ally themselves with their cloned so-called arab North Sudan, ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Chad, Boko Haram, ISIS, AlQada,>>>

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        • 8 April 22:04, by Koryom2

          Qatar, israel & their so-called SPLA-IO and their target is our country, DRC, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. And this is precisely because of our oil fields, lands, our Nile waters & to fight the Chinese present out our country by proxy. Syria is being bullied by proxy because the European countries want to pass a gas pipeline from Qatar & Gulf Arab states>>>

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          • 8 April 22:12, by Koryom2

            Yemen is being Geo-politically fought over by the gulf Arab states, North Sudan, Chad & are being armed by the US & the UK because the Iranians are considered to have influences in Yemen than Saudi Arabia, Sunni Islamic countries like North Sudan, Chad & Ethiopia & Djibouti and their attack dogs like the US, the UK, France & israel>>>

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            • 8 April 22:20, by Koryom2

              Afghanistan is being fought over because it is a country where these European & American hyenas often go & test their imperial war machines in. In Ukraine though, it is all about usual West & East dirty intrigues. And here in our country, CAR, DRC, Somalia & Libya----it is all about the resources & reconquest of the African savage countries. But our some of our foolish South Sudanese are reading>>

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              • 8 April 22:30, by Koryom2

                are not reading in between the lines that our country is desperately coveted by our enemies from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between even here in our own region----COLD WAR like game is what the hyenas are trying to play in our country & against our people>>>>>

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