NAIROBI, KENYA: President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in South Sudan Thursday morning for a one day official visit over the political crisis in Africa’s new state.
President Kenyatta, who is the current chair of East African Community (EAC), is leading a high powered delegation for talks with the host President Salva Kiir on the ongoing political crisis in State House, Juba.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is also attending the talks.
The plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at Juba International Airport shortly before 10am.
On arrival, President Kenyatta was received by senior South Sudanese Government officials and Kenya’s Ambassador Cleland Leshore.
Mediation between the parties involved began earlier in the week with a ministerial delegation from the development agency, Igad.
Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ambassador Amina Mohammed was part of the team.
Meanwhile, Igad Heads of State are set to hold a special summit on South Sudan in Nairobi on Friday.-By PSCU