President Kenyatta returns from IGAD meeting in Addis

August 18, 2015 1:28 pm
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President Kenyatta and other regional leaders oversaw a commitment by South Sudanese leaders to an agreement that will bring lasting peace in their country/FILE
President Kenyatta and other regional leaders oversaw a commitment by South Sudanese leaders to an agreement that will bring lasting peace in their country/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday afternoon returned to the country from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he attended an IGAD meeting to find peace in South Sudan.

While in Addis Ababa, President Kenyatta and other regional leaders oversaw a commitment by South Sudanese leaders to an agreement that will bring lasting peace in their country.

The agreement has already been signed by former Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, while President Salva Kiir has pledged to iron out outstanding issues within 15 days before appending his signature.

President Kenyatta, who is the Intergovernmental Authority on Development Rapporteur, thanked the South Sudanese leaders for showing commitment to the peace process saying the interest of the citizens was to enjoy peace and safety.

He said the peace agreement will bring to an end the killings and maiming of innocent people.

The plane carrying the President touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly before 3pm and was received by Deputy President William Ruto, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe and other government officials.

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