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Former Detainees Meet President Uhuru Kenyatta

South Sudan's former detainees meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi after the former Secretary General, Pagan Amum, got reinstated into his former position(Photo: State House, Nairobi)
South Sudan’s former detainees meeting President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi after the former Secretary General, Pagan Amum, got reinstated into his former position(Photo: State House, Nairobi)

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.

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man of the people June 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm

What have the G10 brought to the people of South Sudan? Nothing,other than acquisition of their former positions, which ultimately takes us back to square one, and never benefits the citizens. The war hasn’t stopped and are suffering under the same dictator who killed the people who voted him in office. What guarantee is there, to prevent an outbreak of hostilities again in the country. What a shame we are going through in a country that has not fixed a single issue, as a root cause of the conflict since July 2013 and indeed the massacres of Dec.15th.2013.

Yaya Juma June 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

These word of wisdom by Albert Einstein are for Mr. Pagan Amum:
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Isaac Iscariot June 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm

thanks to G10 for their nationalism and love of the country to come back south Sudan,this Shawn the leadership from the G10 to accepted the reunification of the SPLM party. now the discussion remains with Dr Riek Machar and his group SPLM IO. if they have the will to accept the party reunification and come to Juba and join the government.


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