South Sudan: President Kiir In A Closed-Door Meeting with Himself!
Feb 22, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — According to a reliable source within the presidency, President Salva Kiir locked himself in his office after his return from Nairobi, Kenya.
The official, who prefers to speak on condition of anonymity due to fear of reprisal, told Nyamilepedia that President Salva Kiir went straight to his office yesterday morning and refused to meet anyone, not even his infamous Vice President, James Wani Igga.
The source confirmed that the president has instead delegated Hon. Wani to represent him in Peace Talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The source further alleged that Salva Kiir could be reversing some decrees to reinstate the 2013 cabinet, mostly, the G11, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, and prominent politicians, whom he politically sacked in July 2013.
“Intuitively, yes, his Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit is working on revocation of some decrees that dismissed members of Politburo and deputy chairman Dr. Machar.” Said the reliable source.
“Since morning the President couldn’t meet even with his advisors because he is busy. The President is a peace loving man, this move will bring peace to the country” the official said.
President Salva Kiir traveled to Kenya to attend the 16th Summit of East African Community Heads of State on 20th Feb, 2015, at the invitation of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Summit, which was held at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, was also attended by presidents Jakaya Kikwete, Paul Kagame, Pierre Nkurunzinza, and Yoweri Museveni to review the progress and integration process of EAC.
The East African region, according to President Uhuru Kenyatta, has recorded significant progress in its integration process in the past one year.
“Intra-EAC trade grew from $ 3.5 billion in 2009 to about $ 5.8 billion in 2013 and we have potential for higher volumes of trade across our borders.” Said President Uhuru Kenyatta during his Speech at KICC.
South Sudan, however, is not a member of East Africa Community but President Salva Kiir utilized the opportunity to meet the East African presidents.
Following the meeting, Salva Kiir met President Uhuru Kenyatta and the exiled former Political Detainees, famously known as SPLM-Uhuru or G11.
President Uhuru, with his Deputy William Ruto, chaired the meeting between President Salva Kiir delegation and Rebecca Nyandeang’s SPLM faction, the SPLM Leaders.
According to the insiders, the meeting finalized the consultation on the return of the G11 to Juba within the 45 days dateline, agreed during the IGAD’s 29th Extraordinary Assembly, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.