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May 5, 2018 (NAIROBI) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged South Sudanese leaders to prioritise the interests of their own citizens.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (L) and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta (Photo: AP/Ali Ngethi)

Kenyatta, while addressing Kenyan lawmakers last week, said the leaders and the region must admit that the young nation is in a crisis.

“We continue to urge the leaders of South Sudan to put the interests of their people and motherland above their own,” he remarked.

The conflict in South Sudan, now in its fifth year, has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million people.

Kenyatta, one of the leaders involved in South Sudan peace process, said his country would continue engaging South Sudanese leader to work towards achieving everlasting peace and stability.

“As we have in the past year, Kenya stands with the people of South Sudan in their search for lasting peace,” he stressed.

South Sudan is a strategic partner of Kenya in many areas. Both countries have cultural similarities as many people from South Sudan lived in Kenya before independence.

Kenya also played a leading role in South Sudan’s independence. The Machakos Protocol signed in Kenya in 2002 saw a ceasefire signed between Sudan and the Southern Sudanese. It was the first of many agreements that led to the creation of Southern Sudan autonomous region, leading to the independence of South Sudan in 2011.

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  • 6 May 10:57, by jubaone

    Mr. President Kenyatta
    The kiirminal is the problem and any lasting solution would require he steps down during the next TGoNU and may contest after that. The kiirminal has been president since 2005 and SS has the worst development indices than under the jellaba. The kiirminal is a loser, unfit and visionless.

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    • 6 May 11:12, by jubaone

      Mr. President Kenyatta
      Under your eyes, you let your security agents together with those from SS kidnap members of the opposition and you knew it but kept quiet. You had your own reasons. Now you what leaders of SS in the opposition to listen 👂 to your advice? You are no longer impartial, no integrity and dishonest. Invite the opposition to Kenya, talk to them and build trust. Otherwise shut up.

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      • 6 May 13:40, by South South

        jubaone,

        Kenya sent back to South Sudan a few criminals of Riek’s IO, so please don’t blame a good man like Kenyatta who wants to help South Sudan. The call from wicked rebels that Kiir should step down is a joke. You did try that by waging the war, then what happened? You were miserable crushed like insects under shoes. Shut up and join Kiir, the only option for any rebel in South Sudan

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        • 6 May 15:08, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

          South South,

          You must be dreaming!! South Sudanese are not a monolithic nation. To help the country means to help all in a balanced social and political setting. Helping Dinka tribe to cement their supremacy in the country by plundering resources of the country and strengthening them militarily to implement that plan will not succeed and will be resisted by patriots who care about a just country.

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          • 6 May 15:58, by South South

            jur_likang_a_ likan’g,

            Yeah! Jur, helping South Sudan is helping Dinka tribe. Keep singing that song as you used to do that during our struggle. SPLA was called a Dinka movement. We did not stop the war and listen to the coward people then and we will not stop our country and listen to the same wicked people now. Country is moving on with you or without you, period.

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            • 6 May 21:30, by jubaone

              South South,
              The only Dinka online is Khent. The rest are worthless Jienges. Cockroaches that seek free food and shelter. We own you cuz you have no homes. Cockroaches always seek where human beings live. Your stinking luaks are only for cows, unless of course you prescribe yourself as a cow 🐮 walking on two legs, jienge sakit

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        • 6 May 21:25, by jubaone

          South South
          Jienge criminals, benydits and bandits have turned SS into a brothel. Instead of engaging the opposition in man-to-man, jienge scoundrels have outsourced that to greedy short-legged Bantus and dog-like nyagateen. Coward jienges find that convenient. As long as they can’t move freely like operate everywhere like MTN, the mission is accomplished. Hunt them down like bush rats.

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      • 6 May 17:15, by Kuch

        Jubaone, didn’t l posted on this SUDAN TRIBUNE web site that Raila Odinga’s problems is being suppressed in Kenya by his sponsors from the US, the UK, gulf Arab states, their evil juus & other creeps in between, because the evils behind the wars current war in our country are the same evils sponsoring war in our country & against our country & our people----the evil corporate America, the UK,>>>

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        • 6 May 17:21, by Kuch

          their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between like North Sudan, gulf Arab states & their so-called ethiopia. Fellows, we are back fools. we are going to occupy Kenya & we are going to kill any evil white Americans, English, Bantus, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, gulf Arab state, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in be>>>

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          • 6 May 17:34, by Kuch

            in between, out of our country once for all, reasons, PURE HATRED & RACISM. Traitors like *Pagan Amuom* were even taken to Barack Oboma, white house & took a full time RESIDENCY When their greatest Charlatan of old times to was in the white house. And the evils thought that simply because their Barack Obama was going to come & ’install them into power in Kenya, Uganda & South Sudan>>>

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            • 6 May 17:43, by Kuch

              good luck fellows, dreaming is not a crime!’ Fellows, who is keeping the criminals, traitors, losers & thieves like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Majak Agoot, Uyai Deng Ajak, Adwok Nyabe, Deng Alor & their other bunch of losers in Nairobi, Adis Ababa, the US & other countries? No one, it the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan,>>>

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              • 6 May 17:50, by Kuch

                their gulf Arab states paymasters. Many Kenyans are pure parasites, they can sell and even your, even before the fall of *an hammer*. I studied in Nakuru High School, in rift valley, after I was badly injured in the battle of Kopoeta in 2002. But to honest fellows, We are going to bomb the mighty US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between>>>

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                • 6 May 17:55, by Kuch

                  out of our country once and for all. Simple & plain, South Sudan is a Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan country. Who says, we want the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, gulf Arab states’ of Arabia, West African & some of their creepy allies in between in our country? Who really wants these vermins in their villages & towns?

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  • 6 May 11:12, by lino

    The IGAD leaders must admit that they have miscalculated their reasoning of why keeping Gen. Kiirdit in power after J1 fighting in July, 2016!!!
    The Government derailment of August, 2015 Peace Agreement wasn’t punished, and that showed the weakness of IGAD and they should hand to files to AU or UN!!!

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  • 6 May 11:49, by Kenyang ll

    Kenyatta and other regional leaders have good intention for South Sudan, they just don’t know how. They had opportunity in 2015 to 1st push SPLM unity and reconciliation but instead forced bad peace on South Sudanese. Today, SPLM unity is irrelevant, there are many armed groups that can continue to wage war even if you miraculously put SPLM back in the same bottle.

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    • 6 May 12:12, by Kenyang ll

      Unless they’re bend to another round to nowhere, way forward is for Kenyatta to join voice of logic and urge Salva Kiir to resign and allow South Sudanese start anew with inclusive temporary administrative. Salva Kiir, created this war and can’t regain trust even if he carries Riek, other opponents on his back to Juba. Kenyatta and other leaders also have option to stay out of S. Sudanese affairs.

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      • 6 May 13:43, by South South

        Who will listen to rebels of Reik calls. They can call day and night as they want. Kiir is going to be there to be seen, you like it join him, you don’t like it stay in DIASPORA. Because someone uncle is Riek’s office manager, you South Sudan should give up the hope, no way.

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        • 6 May 21:35, by jubaone

          South South
          Yesterdays jellaba slave is today’s master! Oh what a joke. Since when did Jienge savages and nyors start calling others rebels. One thing is clear, if being a rebel is one that doesn’t subscribe to jienge bullshit, then the opposition are rebels. How on earth can savages rule intelligent and civilized people? No. It’s a matter of principle

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        • 6 May 22:06, by lino

          Hahaaaa!!! South South,

          Power is not forever! Gen. Kiir is there on Khartoum Bashir’s will, but South Sudanese People changed there mind since 2013!!!
          It is a matter of time.

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        • 7 May 03:20, by Kenyang ll

          South South,
          Salva Kiir like a graveyard can remain there but none of these desperate attempts -Kampala, Cairo, ... initiatives & reconciliations will yield peace. Peace is about honesty not hallucination. Extension of regular two-faced and insincere talks in Bor, Gogrial (main reason you still kill each other) in similar manner are impractically doomed.

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  • 6 May 15:11, by Reuben

    The Problem in South Sudan is Salvatore Kiir. This man does not know how to lead. The problem would have not escalated to this scale had he contained it within his party SPLM in 2013.He should be brave enough to quite leadership for capable person.

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  • 6 May 15:12, by Reuben

    The Problem in South Sudan is Salvatore Kiir. This man does not know how to lead. The problem would have not escalated to this scale had he contained it within his party SPLM in 2013.He should be brave enough to quite leadership for capable person.

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    • 6 May 21:43, by jubaone

      Reuben
      These jienges used to carry for us water from the Nile all the way through Hai Kosti, Malakia, Kator etc. on donkey carts. Chief Andrea of the Bari whooped those that came naked into our residential areas and forced them to wear chobong and colorful Abu nadhara pants or mayo. How then can savages claim to rule us? No way. Even as a general, a jienge is a jienge. He doesn’t count.

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  • 7 May 21:46, by Joseph Canada

    Who does Kenyatta lie to? Kenya under Kinyatta is the benefftiary of the South Sudanese conflict.Didint Kiir Contributed $ 10M US to his election? If you were to think that way then why did you deport the Asylums who were non-Dinka back to South Sudan? Our nation will never be in war forever. What goes a round comes around. Equatorians and Nuer are closer to Kenyan Boarder.

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