, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday evening held talks with former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
Machar briefed President Kenyatta on his meetings with IGAD Chairperson and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, as well as his desire to pursue peace for South Sudan.
He praised the Ethiopian leader for his efforts in trying to end the conflict in South Sudan.
The former South Sudan Vice-President also thanked President Kenyatta for his role in seeking peace in South Sudan, and particularly for appointing a special envoy to assist the parties in seeking a resolution.
He said his negotiation team was prepared to continue with talks in Addis Ababa to find a solution to the South Sudan political impasse.
Machar and South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement early this month.