, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 25 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday met South Sudan leaders who briefed him on the ongoing peace process in the youngest nation in Africa.
The leaders who were former detainees were led by Pagan Amum who has been reinstated to his position as the Secretary General of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-SPLM.
President Kenyatta expressed his 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.
The President lauded President Salva Kir Mayardit for his magnanimity in delivering the implementation of the SPLM unification process and expressed hope that Dr. Riek Machar will commit to actively participate in addressing all outstanding issues.
“This week the caravan of peace took off and I encourage all parties to stay on board, reconcile and heal the people of your great country,” said the President.
President Kenyatta pointed out that 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.
“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,” President Kenyatta said.
The South Sudan leaders assured President Kenyatta that they are committed to the peace process in their country.
Other leaders included Deng Alor, Kosti Manibe, John Luk, Alex Okitoi, Mandut Bier, General Gier Chuang, Engineer Chuol Toing, General Majak Dagoot, Dr. Grino Hiteng and Mama Rebecca Garang.
Also present were the Cabinet Secretary for Defense Ambassador Raychelle Omamo.