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Kenya’s Odinga says his role is complementary to IGAD efforts in South Sudan


June 10, 2018 (JUBA) - Kenyan former prime minister Sunday denied brokering a meeting between the South Sudanese president and his main rival in parallel to a meeting the IGAD organize in Khartoum.

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South Sudanese former First Vice President and rebel leader, Riek Machar greets Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga in Pretoria on 8 June 2018 (ST Photo)

Raila Odinga met recently with President Salva Kiir in Juba and the former First Vice President Riek Mack in Pretoria amid reports that he would organize a meeting between them Kiir in Nairobi.

His move coincided with a Sudanese initiative in coordination with the IGAD Chair to gather the two leaders in Khartoum before another meeting on the sidelines of the African Union summit with the leaders of the East African block.

So his efforts were seen as a manifestation of an open competition between the countries of the region, as it appeared as supported by President Uhuru Kenyatta and instigated by South Sudanese officials reportedly frustrated with the IGAD handling of the process.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson Dennis Onyango on Sunday, Odinga sought to clarify his initiative, saying it aimed at better understanding of the outstanding issues between the two South Sudanese leaders, pointing to the conflict’s repercussions on, Kenya and the whole region.

The statement further said the efforts of the former Kenyan prime minister are "complementary to the talks" brokered by the IGAD and expressed hopes that it will bear fruits soon.

"There is, however, no planned talks between the two leaders, President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar, through Mr Odinga’s efforts as reported in a section of the media today," he further stressed.

Following the meeting on Friday in South Africa, Onyango and Machar didn’t issue a statement but a South Sudanese rebel official said the discussions mainly focused on how to prince peace and stop the conflict and created conducive environment for the return of displaced people to their areas.

For his part, South Sudanese government spokesperson and Information Minister Michael Makuei told the Chinese news agency Xinhua that President Kiir has no objection that Odinga coordinates a meeting between him and Machar but it should be done under the IGAD auspice.

"Because we don’t want the peace mediation role to be taken away from IGAD," Makuei added without explaining how the Kenyan politician can coordinate the face-to-face meeting.


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  • 11 June 2018 06:26, by Kuch

    I will be damned if Mr. Odinga shuttled diplomacy between Riek Machar & the government of South Sudan isn’t going to end up like 2006 shuttled diplomacy by Riek Machar with LRA’S Joseph Konyi & the government of Uganda. mR. Riek Machar is not any different between Joseph Konyi LRA>>>

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    • 11 June 2018 06:35, by Kuch

      Both Riek Machar & Jospeh Konyi believe in religious fantasies to promote their lust for power. Both use terrorism of civilian population to achieve their own end lust for power at all costs. Both were and still being used as proxies by Khartoum govt to kill innocent South Sudanese people & the North Ugandan civilians. So why are some creeps in IGAD countries are so desperate to keep these>>>

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      • 11 June 2018 06:40, by Kuch

        bloodhounds in spotlight all the times? Because, South Sudan problems had became a money minting business l guess from countries like the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, who have no use of their money. But to always waste their damn money on the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa>>>

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        • 11 June 2018 06:46, by Kuch

          If IGAD countries & their paymasters from the US, the UK, their UN, NGOs & their gulf Arabs were to be really serious about doing something worth resolving. Then they should just go & resolve the issues of Southern Blue Nile, Southern Khardupan & Darfur. Alternatively. The IGAD countries should just tell the losers, thieves & traitors like Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol>>>

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          • 11 June 2018 06:51, by Kuch

            Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Majak Agoot, Kosti Manibe, Adwok Nyabe, Uyai Deng Ajak and bunch of other traitors & thieves to come back to South Sudan & to come join the national dialogue. But as l stated a number of times on this forum, that will be the end of the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, gulf Arab states paymasters & some countries like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya with their>>>>

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            • 11 June 2018 06:56, by Kuch

              own ulterior & sinister interests with in our country & over our people as we know it. But to keep their interests over our country & our people alive. They must always keep these foreign puppets, thieves & traitors in foreign countries to always use them as blackmails & bargaining cards over our country & our people. But the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf Arabs states’ paymasters>>>

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              • 11 June 2018 07:01, by Kuch

                and their creepy allies like ethiopia, North Sudan & Kenya to some small extent are playing a very dangerous game. This is South Sudan. And South Sudan is not like DRC that is always bullied by every piece of trash here in Africa & even around the world. A lot of bloody noses here in South Sudan. Some South Sudanese with brains have now realized that our country is outrageously being Geopolitical>

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                • 11 June 2018 07:07, by Kuch

                  chess played like ’East & West Germany’ during then so-called COLD WAR and the evils hope that our country & our people would be re-united with their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan. This is all what is being done it plain for every piece of shit to see. But with our low lives like some of our Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians and even our loser like Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot & bunch>>>

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                  • 11 June 2018 07:10, by Kuch

                    of other foreign puppets, thieves & traitors who have sold their souls & their lives to foreign interests group. They will never understand this sinister & dirty intrigues being played our country & our people. But the foreign puppets, thieves & losers don’t know that they will be dead if they are not very careful>>>

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                    • 11 June 2018 07:17, by Kuch

                      Somalia is going to be better as far we are concerned. We are going to wait for them with their foreign masters. Any evil on earth who would again want to bring the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, evil white Americans, English people, their gulf Arab states paymasters and their creepy allies like Abeshas (ethiopia) prostitutes or Bantus piece of thieves into our lives again would be met>>>

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                      • 11 June 2018 07:22, by Kuch

                        fury & anger of death. Trust me. No one around it this time around. There are many problems even Kenya, Somalia, Burundi, ethiopia, Southern Blue Nile, Eritrea, Southern Kordupan, Darfur, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Northern Nigeria or Mali & other countries. But some South Sudan simple issues are what every hyena here in Africa & around the world is so fixated upon>>>

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                        • 11 June 2018 07:28, by Kuch

                          and if you ask some of our lowly informed South Sudanese as to why they don’t see this sinister project being played over our country & our people. And they will simply look at you hopelessly & miserably & say, because we are God’s chosen people! If there is a war that we can separate some of our Nuers, Shilluks & even some of our so-called Twic East fools>>>

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                          • 11 June 2018 07:34, by Kuch

                            to be sharing a state or states with their cancerous aimless armed rebellion. Then we can just do it to day & armed our border with them to teeth. But since we just can’t get these fools in one place where we can control them with their foreign masters like the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf arab states’ paymasters & their new allies like ethiopia, Djibouti or even Kenya to some>>>

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                            • 11 June 2018 07:42, by Kuch

                              extent or their evil juus. These foreign puppets, thieves, losers & traitors are cowering in foreign countries & they want their masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters & their new found allies like ethiopia, North Sudan or Kenya to bring them back to their old positions to come back & rule our country & our people the traitors wanted to>>>

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    • 11 June 2018 07:15, by padiit gaga


      Is not a problem who should mediate the peace if he was chose by Igad or UN. UN understood those who prevented the peace are s.sudan ministers including Makuel this is time for sanction US gave them 30 days if fail Dinka nyagat must face sanction.

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      • 11 June 2018 07:41, by Dalta Cirea

        Why are you crying so much like that. the peace will come only between Kirr and Machar simply because Kirr Kill Machar Tribe men,and women including girls and boys and Elderly People to terrorize them and remain in power. Please if this war benefit you, think about other innocent civilian inSouth Sudan.

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        • 11 June 2018 07:50, by Kuch

          Dalta Cirea,
          Are you out of your mind? When Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore & bunch of criminals staged their 15/12/2013. They smuggled themselves out of Juba on night of 15/12/2013 and came to my home town of Bor & raised their Ngundeng Deng Buong flag in Bortown. If Salva Kiir were to be the one, who is alleged to have ’made up a coup’ as is always propagated by some lowly>>>

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          • 11 June 2018 07:56, by Kuch

            Nuers & even some other fools who didn’t know what really happen on the night of 15/12/2013 like foremen prostitutes like Hilde Johnston of the UN, then US ambassador & some of their other bunch evils with their own dirty project in our country. Why did Riek Machar, Taban Deng, Alfred Lado Gore ran out of Juba on the night of the 15/12/2013? If at all they were not deep in the next in the Coup?>>>

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            • 11 June 2018 08:01, by Kuch

              Leave that aside, why did your Riek Machar, Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore and bunch of other fools came and started their revenge killing here in Bor, Akoba, Anasir, Malakal or Bentiu & not Warrap & Northern Bhar El Gazelles were many of Salva Kiir protectors who are alleged to have killed the Nuers in Juba hailed from?>>>>

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              • 11 June 2018 08:07, by Kuch

                Again, why did Mr. Salva Kiir left your Riek Machar alive after his Nuer losers and fools were mowed down like grass at J1 shootout in July 2016? Mr. Dalta Cirea, be telling these nonesens of yours to your lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians & some other fools who believe in your Ngundeng Buong fantasies, But not us, the Dinka/Monyjineg men South Sudan>>>

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                • 11 June 2018 08:18, by Kuch

                  Mr. Dalta Cirea,
                  I am not crying, I am the one helped bombed your Riek Machar so-called ’white army’ pretty badly out of my hometown of Bor right up to Balliet, Malakal & some of other small villages. And we are are going to do so again chap should the Nuers, Shilluks & some of their allies & their foreign backers let their balls carry them away again, Mr. Dalta Cirea>>>>

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                  • 11 June 2018 08:26, by Kuch

                    Some Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians messy lifestyles had become a big mess to our country our & our people’s existential life. The low lives want to bring the evil white Americans, English people, the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters, their Abeshas (ethiopians) or Bantus prostitutes into our country in the name of humanitarian aid, donations,>>>

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                    • 11 June 2018 08:31, by Kuch

                      peacekeeping & their so-called human rights business scams bullshit. These fools are plainly told to get the hell out of these so-called UN POCs filthy compounds since there is no damn war going on. But the lazies & fools are refusing, they just want to sit idly around & be used by their foreign masters from the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus>>>

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                      • 11 June 2018 08:37, by Kuch

                        some of their creepy allies like North Sudan, ethiopia, Kenya & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters as their bargaining power & blackmails over our country in exchange for food aid & donations. And these fools with their lack of shame, will never ever utter the word sorry to South Sudanese people so long as this whole dirty game over our country & our people serves their lazy & foolish egos>>>

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                        • 11 June 2018 08:41, by Kuch

                          But this time around, there is no way under the sun, we are not going to live side by side with the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus, their new allies like ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya & their gulf Arab states’ paymasters>>>

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                          • 11 June 2018 08:47, by Kuch

                            My fellow fools, pure HATRED & RACISM is here. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states’ paymasters & their so-called ethiopians, Djibouti & even Kenya to some smaller extent love affair with our country & our people has gone too far. We want a war fools. Who says we want the evil white people, Arabs, their juus,>>>

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                            • 11 June 2018 08:54, by Kuch

                              their Abeshas prostitutes & some of their creepy allies in between in our country? Who really wants these vermins in their villages? No one, some of our Nuers, Shilluks & some Equatorians, we are back fools. Pure HATRED & RACISM is here. We are going to kill every piece of evil white American, English, a juus, cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, a gulf Arab state evil, Abesh>>>>

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                              • 11 June 2018 09:01, by Kuch

                                prostitutes or some Bantus prostitutes. Reason, HATRED and RACISM. There are ’some limits of how much we can tolerate these vermins with their love affair with our country & our people’ our country is not part of the so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never be, under the sun, reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. My fellows South Sudanese fools, war is here & war starts with WAR>>>

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                                • 11 June 2018 09:25, by Joseph Canada

                                  Man you the hater of peace and the most manipulator of lies i have ever seen writing in this forum..I hope your time is coming soon.

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                                • 11 June 2018 09:26, by Ojok James

                                  First understand the meaning of your name man and review all your Post’s. I have been with many Bors friends whom they are like family to me, but you are the most disgrace and useless Dinka bor I ever known in this planet. Why are you full of hatret, tribalism and all short of evils taught? Every time turning truth upside down; be sensible man. The government you are dying for failed every...

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                                  • 11 June 2018 09:31, by Ojok James

                                    Cont... Every walk of races. Think if people aren’t responding your posts it could be a useless post from a person fill with the madness of the highest order. For peace to return as you opposed it depend on the person you hate most to shake hand with the person you married to just simple as that.

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                                    • 11 June 2018 09:41, by Ojok James

                                      Sometimes I wonder is this "Kuch" really a human being or one of the fallen angel thrown down from heaven or just a machine is writing all those posts. God in the name of Jesus Christ come and fight this fallen angel instigating hatret among your beloved people and throw him into the Abyss Amen.

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                                  • 11 June 2018 10:40, by Kuch

                                    Ojok James,
                                    I am not one of your so-called fallen angels. Your Riek Machar, Joseph Konyi of LRA, of your Uganda, Barrack Obama, Raila Odinga and other bunch of fools are just bunch of imposters----Do you you fools think, that were are going to put up with you fools any anymore? Good luck fools, the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan are back>>>

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                                    • 11 June 2018 10:47, by Kuch

                                      Mr. Ojok James,
                                      Acholis, your Barack Obama & other bunch of fools and losers are going to wipe off the map if you fools are not very careful. We are not going to live side by side with the evil white Americans, English people, their UN, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their Abeshas ( ethiopians), their Bantus & some of their creepy allies in between>>>

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                                      • 11 June 2018 10:54, by Kuch

                                        Mr. Ojok James,
                                        If you are here fools if you don’t know. South Sudan is a Jiengs/Dinkas country is if you idiots don’t know and we are going to bomb you, lowly informed Nuers, Shilluks (Chollos), Bantus of Central Kenya, Abeshas, White people of South Africa, and their Indian fools mercenaries here our country & out of our country & over our people>>>

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                                        • 11 June 2018 10:58, by Kuch

                                          Mr. Ojok James,
                                          Be very very careful fools. The owners are back.

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                                          • 12 June 2018 15:47, by Ojok James


                                            Now I know am talking to a mad person. When did South Sudan become a jiengland ? Ho ho you are not normal man.

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  • 11 June 2018 15:04, by real Dinka

    We don’t care to who ever feeling himself to bring lasting peace into country, we only some one who will implement and restore our collapse economy back to normal.

    Both Kiir and Machar must leave to give peace a chance, those stupid power greedy satanic must leave.


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