Former Detainees Meet President Uhuru Kenyatta
June 25, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan’s former detainees, who just returned from Juba, South Sudan, have met President Uhuru Kenyatta at his State House, Nairobi, today.
According to the Kenyan president, the former detainees have briefed him on their reinstatement into SPLM party and also on their role to reunite the party and the country.
“I held a meeting with South Sudan leaders who briefed me on the ongoing peace process.” Mr. Kenyatta said.
Uhuru lauds the South Sudanese leaders for the bold steps they are taking to reunite the party, and encourages them to silent guns and restore peace and stability in their country.
“I expressed my gratitude to all the leaders for implementing the Arusha Agreement on the unification and reconciliation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in which former detainees have been reinstated to the party’s leadership positions” Kenyatta said.
“This week, the caravan of peace took off and I encouraged all parties to stay on board, reconcile and heal the people of South Sudan. The people of South Sudan, the region and the international community are eagerly waiting for the guns to be silent so that those in refugee camps can go back to their homes.” He continued.
The Kenyan president reminds thet South Sudanese leaders that the final resolution of the conflict is in the hands of the leaders of South Sudan who can now decide the end of the war and tend to the needs of their people.
In accordance with Arusha reunification process, the SPLM factions are expected to meet on Saturday in Arusha, Tanzania, to resolve the remaining issues.
According to the armed opposition, the next engagements of SPLM party will be bilaterally negotiated by the two major warring factions of SPLM.
“Our leadership has welcomed the expected resumption of the reunification process in Arusha. This time it will be a bilateral engagement between the opposition’s SPLM and the government’s SPLM. Former detainees have become part and parcel of the government,” said James Gatdet Dak, the Spokesperson of SPLM-IO chairman, Dr. Riek Machar.