, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 28 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to South Sudan leaders to expedite the ongoing peace process for the sake of the welfare of the citizens of Africa’s youngest nation.
President Kenyatta said Kenya desired to see a quick restoration of peace in the neighbouring country and an end to the suffering of the people.
“Citizens look to the leaders for direction, so please take the lead in this peace process. No amount of pressure or force will bring peace if you – as the leaders – do not agree to end the conflict,” President Kenyatta told the South Sudan leaders.
President Kenyatta was speaking today when he separately met President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar and his delegation at State House, Nairobi.
President Kenyatta first met Dr. Machar in the morning and held a lengthy consultative meeting on South Sudan peace process. In the afternoon, the Head of State held a similar meeting with President Kiir.
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed attended both meetings.