KENYAN PRESIDENT BRIEFED ON SITUATION IN SOUTH SUDAN

NAIROBI, — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was briefed on developments in South Sudan by that neighbouring country’s new First Vice-President, Taban Deng Gai, at State House Nairobi Tuesday evening.

Deng Gai explained the efforts by the Government of President Salva Kiir to implement the South Sudan peace accord in line with the recommendations of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which had facilitated the negotiations between the rival South Sudan parties leading the the peace agreement.

The First Vice-President was accompanied by South Sudan Cabinet Ministers Kuol Manyang Juuk (Cabinet Affairs), Awut Deng Acuil (Gender and Child Welfare) and Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (Petroleum), among others.

Early this month, the Government of South Sudan agreed to the deployment of an IGAD protection force in the capital, Juba, after a crucial regional summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, which was attended by President Kenyatta.

First Vice-President Gai led the South Sudan government delegation to the Addis Ababa summit, known as IGAD-Plus, while Goi Jooyul Yol, the SPLM/IO representative to the African Union, led the representatives of former First Vice-President Riek Machar to the meeting.

Source: Name News Network