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President Kenyatta talks with President Kiir on the sidelines of the 25th AU Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14 June 2015 (Photo Kenyan Presidency)

July 1, 2019 (NAIROBI) - The Kenyan government has agreed to allocate 10 acres of its land in Naivasha for South Sudan’s dry port.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced this on Monday as he hosted his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir who is on a two-day state visit.

“The Kenya government has responded to the request of South Sudan to set aside 10 acres of land at the inland container depot in Naivasha industrial park, to ease the movement of goods destined to South Sudan,” said Kenyatta.

He also announced that the East African nation will hold a trade expo in South Sudan in November this year, as part of measures aimed at restoring confidence that South Sudan is open for business.

“The expo, we believe, will reignite our trade and commerce cooperation and send a very powerful signal that indeed South Sudan is open for business, there exists a huge trade potential between our two countries,” said the Kenyan leader.

He also re-affirmed his commitment to support peace efforts in South Sudan, where civil has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than two million.

Meanwhile, Kiir said Kenya is a key partner in South Sudan’s development, vowing engagements in development and political issues.

“The visit has been a great opportunity that enabled us to explore comprehensive bilateral cooperation and take a step of concrete measures that will enhance bilateral relations in different fields, and going forward South Sudan and Kenya shall be exchanging views from time to time on issues of mutual interest,” said Kiir.

“South Sudan remains grateful to the government of Kenya,” he added.

South Sudan is a strategic partner of Kenya in many areas. Both countries have cultural similarities as many South Sudanese lived in Kenya during the war before independence.

(ST)

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  • 2 July 08:34, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

    Good news indeed! my question is, who are the beneficiaries of the "Dry Port" the deal between Kenyatta and Kiir?

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    • 2 July 09:21, by Midit Mitot

      Cheating tactics, South Sudan will pay back the price in barley huge.

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      • 2 July 11:04, by Midit Mitot

        Kenya was enacted Nadapal town to their territory last year, how should kenya offer a piece of land to South Sudan? this is clear way of cheating.

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        • 2 July 11:43, by Anthony

          Midid retard

          Why are you spreading lies? That shithole town clearly belongs to the shithole south sudan. It says so here

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadapal

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        • 2 July 13:37, by jubaone

          Midit Mitot,
          Ilemi Triangle, Abyei, Hufrat el Nahas and Kafia Kingi, Panthou etc. have all been snatched under the Kiirminal´s watch and NOTHING will happen. M7 has also snatched parts of Magwi county and infiltrated 6 kms into Madiland. DRC under Kabila, then also tried to snatch parts of Lasu and around Mile 38. The SS is free booty. Every neigbhor wants a piece of SS, just like "sharmuta". Sad

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          • 2 July 13:58, by Midit Mitot

            Jubaone,

            We are really suffering from this doomed leadership, South Sudan land is scattering like pieces of clothes.

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            • 2 July 17:14, by Eastern

              Midit Mitot,

              Now what do you mean by South Sudan land is scattering like pieces of clothes? The land of S. Sudan is instead being NIBBLED by the Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and DR Congo...That’s a differnt topic altogether. Kiir went to discuss ILEMI Triangle but UhuRuto blindfolded him with 10 acres piece of land for dry inland port. The land for the port is a good idea but the ILEMI QUESTION LINGERS!

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              • 3 July 06:58, by jubaone

                Eastern
                The Ilemi Triangle has been used by the kiirminal as a bargaining chip. Actually, the Kiirminal wanted the Kenyan gov to give his kids Kenyan citizenship. Deal done; 10 acres in exchange for dry inland port and kenyan citizenship. That’s jienge sellout and logic. Its over.

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              • 3 July 07:28, by Midit Mitot

                Eastern,

                What I mean is, South Sudan pieces of land were hijacked to others countries. Have a look, Nimule to Uganda, Kaya to Uganda, Lasu to DR Congo, Nadapal to Kenya an yet Kiir never talk about this, and today asking for port. let us know that this port would be turn as family business port not for South Sudan.

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          • 7 July 23:56, by Anthony

            Jubafag

            Why dont Madi people fight and take back their land from uganda? Because they are weak cowards.

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    • 2 July 13:31, by Eastern

      Gender Activist Ter Manyang,

      Get a life! You can’t start by saying good news and suddenly ask the question you have asked! South Sudan being a LAND LOCKED country uses the ports of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam to import it goods and Port Sudan to export oil. To reduce the logistical pressure at Mombasa, Kenya has given land to Uganda and now SOUTH SUDAN further inland for the dry port facility..

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      • 2 July 15:01, by Gender Activist Ter Manyang

        Are you defender? or independent

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        • 2 July 17:04, by Eastern

          Gender Activist Ter Manyang,

          Whether or not I am a defender or independent is immaterial; what could have made a little bit of sense is if you asked a relevant question....

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  • 2 July 08:59, by Anthony

    That dry port could be a good hiding place for the millions of dollars that cowboy has stolen from south sudanese. I wonder if his kids also got kenyan citizenship too. Hahaha this confused man his such a joke of a president.

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    • 4 July 14:46, by Midit Mitot

      Anthony,

      That,s contradiction, if you know that this dry port will be hiding place for that cowboy, why are you talking shit in the beginning trying to defend that chaotic plan?

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      • 5 July 06:08, by Anthony

        Midod mitoot(villager)

        Defend what terrible plan? the EAC? The EAC will bring many benefits in trade for s.sudan, even the DRC is joining. That dry port has nothing to do with the EAC dumbass. I’s gonna make it easier for s.sudan to send and receive its goods but i’m sure it will be used to hide corrupt money too. simple as that dumbass

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