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Kenyatta vows to protect S. Sudan armed opposition members


May 30, 2018 (KAMPALA) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to protect members of the armed opposition allied to former first vice president Riek Machar, an opposition official has disclosed.

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Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta (L), taking walk with the South Sudanese opposition leader, Riek Machar, after a lengthy meeting at the State House, Nairobi, 7 July 2015 (ST photo)

The official said the Kenyan leader made the announcement when an armed opposition delegation headed by Henry Odwar, a deputy chairman of the movement, Angelina Teny and Stephen Par Kuol visited Nairobi early this week.

He said the Kenyan leader, among others, vowed to end the illegal arrest, kidnapping, and deportation of opposition members to Juba.

A number of top Kenyan security officers attended the meeting between Kenyatta and the armed opposition delegation in Nairobi.

During the meeting, Kenyatta reportedly assured the group he would to persuade his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir to release Machar’s former spokesperson James Gatdet as well as South Sudan human rights lawyer Dong Samuel and Aggrey Iddri, an activist.

At the conclusion of the meeting, President Kenyatta reportedly gave a green light to the armed in opposition in Kenya to conduct a peaceful rally, which they believe will bring stability in South Sudan.


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  • 30 May 2018 12:17, by South South

    Kenya should continue to handover any member of Riek’s IO who will use Kenya land to wage war against South Sudan. It’s good for South Sudan and it’s good for Kenya too to deal with them that way. Peace

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    • 30 May 2018 12:31, by jubaone

      South South
      You hopeless jienge scoundrel. You have shied away from stating that fugitive Malong also has to be deported to Juba. Afterall, he´s loitering around in Kenya. A differenriated jienge perspective. Scumbag.

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      • 30 May 2018 12:35, by jubaone

        President Uhuru is being objective and soon he will invite Dr Riak and the rest of SSOA to Kenya to try to find out an amicable solution. That may not bode well with a few jienge parasites in Juba and elsewhere who love anarchy, chaos and irresponsibility.

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  • 30 May 2018 12:46, by Lenin Bull

    Odinga Oginga Raila Amolo was in Juba last week and talked with our president for 7 good hours. If harboring one’s rebels is becoming another modus operandus between South Sudan and its neighbors is resurrecting from its grave then be it. Don’t celebrate this political gimmick in Nairobi. It is dangerous and it may boomerang.

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    • 30 May 2018 13:48, by Oboo Acholi

      Kiir please don’t allow Riak in Juba coz he will kill you. Trust me Riak get small chance you will be history like jade John garang. You forgave him and protected in at J1 but he will finish you with planners. He will overthrow you military you with help of outside mercenaries. Never allow him to step foot juba alive. IGAD pressure will bring peace but death and u not escape alive if Riak is in.

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      • 30 May 2018 17:58, by Ojok James

        Kindly change this name "Acholi" it is a shame and disgrace to use your tribe and clan in politic if you are wise my bro. This is just a token of advice to you, take it or leave it but you made me embarrassed.

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        • 31 May 2018 00:03, by Eastern

          Ladit Ojok James,

          In most cases, the bearers of these pseudonyms are not Acoli people but former Dinka IDP offspring who were born and bred in Acoli villages. The bearer of this name should have been careful in using this Anglicised version of Acoli, by using Acholi. This is a fraud!

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          • 31 May 2018 20:15, by jubaone

            Guess what? These jienge left-over bastards will remain a scourge to Equatoria. They are product of rape and must be treated as "jienges". They will only add to the intelligently weak and dull features of their rapist jienge fathers. We don’t need them at all cuz they add no value.

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  • 30 May 2018 14:46, by Eastern

    Unless the leadership in Juba let the status quo go just as UhuRuto did in Kenya when they shook hands, dreaming to achieve peace while Dr. Machar is isolated in distant South Africa is a dream! The UhuRuto are now in in bed with Raila Odinga, what’s so difficult for the regime in Juba to let let go some power?

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    • 30 May 2018 21:11, by South South

      Stupid man, stop talking nonsense. Raila Odiga never took guns to kill innocent people in Kenya.

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      • 30 May 2018 23:33, by Eastern

        I am stupid, I am a coward, I am a monkey eater, I am a blah, blah, who has kept you on the tenterhook. Eastern will squeeze blood from you dinka morons! You will not see me coming to beg Kiir for anything but criticise this useless man.I am happy that my criticism of the tribal is making you restless. Monkey poop is missing though!

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        • 30 May 2018 23:57, by South South

          Scum,moron, sleazy, coward, Karama, Nyam Nyam and stupid old man cannot and will not move anything from our side. We have it and you are watching from very far, why? You are afraid coward.

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          • 31 May 2018 00:05, by Eastern

            I am fucking your tribal regime from within! Unless you do away with the UN, the international NGOs and the various diplomatic missions here in Juba, Eastern will remain forever thorn in your arseholes!

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            • 31 May 2018 02:23, by South South

              It’s us who did fuck everyone in your village. You ran away coward. We will control you forever.

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        • 31 May 2018 20:28, by jubaone

          Guess what, if this nyanjienge can feed a baby monkey alongside her own, then the jienge is not different from a monkey. Who knows, that could be a nephew or son of South South.

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  • 31 May 2018 09:28, by Morthon Akol

    that mean President Uhuru Kenyatta is a member of the opposition. and the same time he is a part of the problem not part of solution

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  • 31 May 2018 10:55, by Nubason Tima

    This is Africa where anything can happen at any time!

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