Uhuru in South Sudan for peace talks with Salva Kiir


President Uhuru Kenyatta with his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir at State House, Juba. /PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Juba, South Sudan, to consult with President Salva Kiir on way out for lasting peace in the 5-year old nation.

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Uhuru, who serves as the focal point for the IGAD peace process in South Sudan, and his counterpart will discuss the progress of the implementation of the comprehensive peace agreement.

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he was received in Juba, South Sudan for a meeting with President Salva Kiir. /PSCU

The President was received at the Juba International Airport by South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai where he also inspected a full guard of honour mounted by the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA).

President Uhuru Kenyatta inspects guard of honour mounted by South Sudan defence forces ahead of meeting with President Salva Kiir in Juba. /PSCU

Cabinet secretaries Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs), Charles Keter (Energy) and Mwangi Kiunjuri (Devolution) accompanied the President.

The two leaders are scheduled to address a joint press conference after holding talks at State House, Juba.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudan’s Salva Kiir when they held talks in Juba. /PSCU

The meeting comes hot on the heels of the visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry who reiterated that peace must prevail between the warring factions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his entourage during a meeting with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Juba. /PSCU


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