, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – Failure in the implementation of South Sudan peace process is not an option, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The President, who is the IGAD rapporteur of the South Sudan peace process, said it was unfortunate that leaders have not honoured and fully embraced agreements they have signed.
“It is disheartening to see that the situation in South Sudan is not getting any better. It is time the conflict was brought to a conclusive end,” said the President.
Adding: “The barrel of a gun should only be used in defending South Sudan’s sovereignty but problems should be resolved through dialogue.”
The President said this when he met South Sudan governors who had paid him a courtesy call at his Harambee House office today.
He said all parties have to be involved in the peace process, adding, “Kenya has always been with you and we will not abandon you.”
The South Sudan governors lamented that the peace process in South Sudan was taking too long. They called on Kenya to impress on South Sudan leaders to adhere to the peace process.
The governors said Kenya is best placed to engage South Sudan leaders considering its historical interaction with the country and its neutrality in the affairs of the nation.
They appealed for a speedy implementation of peace agreements signed to ensure there is inclusive and sustainable stability in South Sudan.