KENYAN PRESIDENT APPLAUDS RIVALS IN SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT OVER PEACE AGREEMENT

KHARTOUM, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has applauded the parties to the South Sudan conflict for signing an agreement on the outstanding issues on governance and security geared towards restoring peace in Africa’s youngest nation.

Speaking when he witnessed the historic signing of the agreement in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday evening, President Kenyatta assured the parties of Kenya’s full support for South Sudan.

Today, I offer you the promise of the Kenyan people. As we have done, we shall continue to walk with you from this moment of great expectation to the full implementation of a Revitalized Agreement, President Kenyatta said.

The agreement was signed collectively by President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar as well as all political parties in South Sudan, signalling their desire to end the conflict which has caused a lot of suffering and displacement of people.

The agreement outlines guidelines on power-sharing and governance, including settling boundary disputes which will be guided by a Boundary Commission and provides for an avenue for the people of South Sudan to participate in a referendum if need be to settle those disputes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK