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Kiir and Machar fail to agree in Nairobi


June 27, 2015 (NAIROBI) – Rival leaders in South Sudan failed to agree on the way forward in their Saturday consultative meeting under the auspices of Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, rebels’ foreign relations official revealed to social media.

President Salva Kiir (L) and rebel leader Riek Machar (R) attend the signing a ceasefire agreement during an IGAD summit on the South Sudan crisis in Addis Ababa on 1 February 2015 (Photo: Reuters/Tiksa Negeri)

“The meeting between Former Vice-President and Leader of SPLM/SPLA Dr Riek Machar Teny and President Salva Kiir Mayardit hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta on June 27, 2015 had not achieved any breakthrough,” said Ezekiel Gatkuoth, deputy chairman of national committee for foreign relations.

He said the meeting failed to bear fruits when president Salva Kiir allegedly refused to discuss the agenda which included federalism, compensation and reparation as well as power-sharing in the two regions of Bahr el Ghazal and Equatoria.

Gatkuoth also revealed that Kiir complained in the meeting at the State House as to why he was called to Nairobi by president Kenyatta while he already sent his foreign minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin, to Johannesburg, South Africa, and briefed the recent African Union summit of heads of state and government about their position on IGAD proposal.

President Kiir who did not address the AU summit in Johannesburg despite the fact that he was also present in South Africa at the time instead delegated Marial to talk to the AU leaders, with the message that they rejected the IGAD-Plus proposed peace agreement.

“President Kiir was asked by Dr. Machar if he is for IGAD and Kiir said in present of President Kenyatta that "We rejected the IGAD Draft Agreement Proposal and we rejected the IGAD Plus but if we are called for a meeting we will attend,” Gatkuoth further revealed.

“President Kenyatta declared the meeting over and concluded he has failed in this attempt to bring peace to South Sudan,” he said.

He added that the rebel leader Machar reiterated his commitment to the peace process to end the war but also stressed the need to incorporate federalism, compensation and reparation of the victims of Juba massacre and beyond as well as extension of power-sharing ratios to the two other regions.

Rebels argue that if the two regions were not part of the power-sharing deal and reform agenda this would encourage these regions to continue with the war and reject a peace agreement which would only serve Upper Nile region.

The two leaders are also expected to travel to Arusha, Tanzania, for further bilateral talks on reunification process of the ruling SPLM party.


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  • 28 June 2015 09:01, by Developer

    Presendent Salva Kiir deserve to be sanctioned severely with his members of staff. People are suffering and dying because of Kiir being too greedy.

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    • 28 June 2015 11:21, by Gunkills

      @Developer, you are blind in both the eyes and heart. Riek is a hopeless man who will never get a chance like before Mr. President gave him privileges and he was still too greedy for power. Riek is a man who always for short cut but this time he will smell it. SPLA are always gaining and become strongest day by day and mark my word, in few months coming, Riek will be a gone case.

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      • 28 June 2015 14:11, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        Here Mr Gunkills, Dr Riek Machar appears to be the voice of voiceless people of South Sudan. Please reject cheap politics of corruption, nepotism and tribalism you seem to prop against 64 communities of South Sudan.

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    • 28 June 2015 11:28, by Toney Toney Matot

      you are very stupid and stupid.
      President Salva Kiir reinstated Pagan Amum as SPLM Sectary General and your retarded Leader Riek As first vice president.what else do you want.if you think war will solve Nuer greedy politician problem then Just continue fighting.please bear in mind that your days are numbered and what you are doing is out dated.

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    • 28 June 2015 14:54, by Ayuen deng

      There is no reality in all rebels demands from the government and it’s shows that there will be no peace,if IGAD still negotiating because nowhere on earth that the party divide the power to itself??????what will be the share of other parties?????????

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  • 28 June 2015 15:01, by Developer

    @Gunkills and Toney Toney Metok you are the most idiot and stupid people without the visions yet your are barking your mouths to support Kiir. President Kiir is racketeering government pproperties that makes civil servants don’t get salarie because they money was looted by your Kiir. Dr. Riek Machar has diversity plans with clear visions to lead his people of S. Sudan.

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    • 28 June 2015 15:21, by Toney Toney Matot

      you are the most idiotic Nuer i ever met.Riek is a betrayer if you can remember in 1991 he stood with NCP to fight the SPLA/M and help Arab with support from matip Nhial to extract the oil in Betiu and Malakal.do you thing such a person is a vissionery leader and voice of voiceless people. that absolutely wrong concept ya Nyagat.

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      • 28 June 2015 15:51, by Developer

        Toney Toney
        Haha, I am not a neur and not even a dinka. Now you are putting insult on Nuer, wrong. Dr. Riek Machar has a greater supporters from all tribes of S. Sudan, exception of a few Dinka like you from Poor Warap State who are close relatives of Kiir looking for stolen country money for their daily survival.

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        • 28 June 2015 17:15, by Hardlinner

          Deveeloper get your act together, which other tribe support riek apart from his nuer kinmen. I meant foolish nuers. Even that poorer kiir enjoy more support than riek. If riek can’t compensate the dinka he killed in 1991 and 2013, how the hell would he axpect kiir to compensate nuers who volunteered themselves to fight for his installation to power.

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          • 29 June 2015 02:02, by Developer

            @Hardliner, You already know that we the greater equatoria people have not acept president Kiir dictatorship except that the government officials who are working with him to earn minimal living. We greater equatoria people want federalism where Kiir has rejected but Dr. Riek has accepted it. Kiir wanted to stays in power until he die so that he can enrich himself and his close relatives like you

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  • 28 June 2015 15:27, by Developer

    @ toney toney Matok, restating Pagan Amum position doesn’t bear fruits for peace after role he is still a baby politican that run corner to corner looking for food. The only thing Kiir needs to acepts with Dr. Riek is reconstitution the country, we need reform because a country can’t be ruled naked like that by Kiir. People are suffering and dying because there is no proper law that governor us

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    • 28 June 2015 20:15, by Bentiu Sudan


      I agree with you Dr. Machar is truly a voice of voiceless. Salva Kiir deserve to be hanged. He does not care about South Sudan, but he cares about his own leadership. Kiir manufactured coup because he afraid that Dr. machar would win the election in 2015. Kiir is visionless, foolish, goofy, and most world idiot president.

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      • 28 June 2015 20:47, by Mapuor

        Useless Nyagats.There has never been a massacre in Juba.Those few soldiers who died during Nyagat’s coup were all killed in action. Why destroy your region and than claim your devilish reparation. War will continue and bear in mind that your Nyagats are already defeated.

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  • 29 June 2015 02:21, by Developer

    To all my fellow greater equatoria people, our demands to run S.Sudan through federal system has been rejected by president Kiir but Dr. Riek has highly accepted it. A leader who acept federalism has diversity plans to rule the country. Federal system has so much merits for us. Distribution of powers from central to state government including local people like you and me can have it.

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  • 29 June 2015 03:15, by Gabriel KK

    Expect nothing good from Kenyatta’s son. that’s business from Kenya as usual. He has tricked the President!

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