Kenyan Lawmakers Want Uganda out of South Sudan, Accuse Museveni of “Hidden Interests”

CORDmeet301013ODM leader Raila Odinga (second right) and other CORD leaders during a press briefing on the outcome of their meeting in Nairobi, Tuesday. [Photo: Mbugua Kibera/Standard]

January 19, 2014 (Nairobi) – Senators of the Kenyan political block, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) have expressed their concerns over Uganda’s military involvement in South Sudan and urged the Kenyan government to stop Uganda’s one-sided policy in the world’s newest nation.

The two senators, Hassan Omar and James Orengo charged Uganda’s president of pursuing “hidden interests” and want him  to publicly declare the interests he is pursuing.

The Lawmakers also asked the Ugandan President to immediately withdraw his troops from South Sudan and urged him to give peace a chance.

“We are telling the Kenyan government to ask Museveni to quit fighting in South Sudan with immediate effect. He is the one who is fuelling the conflict by supporting one side”, Senator Hassan Omar argues.

Senator James Orengo went further saying the Ugandan president should leave “the Island of Migingo” alone before meddling in the young nation’s affairs.

“Museveni is an aggressor and if the truth be told he can only morally intervene in the South Sudan if he can leave alone the Island of Migingo because it belongs to the people of Kenya”, Orengo said.

The lawmakers further accused Museveni of “sabotaging the peace process” currently taking place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is widely hated in South Sudan because of his military intervention.

Most South Sudanese believe that the alleged coup claimed by President Kiir was actually a plan given to him (Kiir) by Museveni to get rid of all his political rivals.

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  • To my Sudanese fellow, peace is a key to happiness at every level of life-personally, in the family, in the community, in schools, in businesses, in countries and through out the world. This month of Jaunary, let there be peace in South Sudan and let it begin with me. Violence is a one way street to nowhere- please Mr Salva Kiir and Mr Yoweri Museven.

    My blessing to the two senators, Hassan Omar and James Orengo to know the rule of law.Think about justice in your own life today. How can you be more caring and fair in your judgment towards others. Injustice any where is a threat to justice every were or every nation on earth. Nuer

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