Troops’ withdrawal will not affect bilateral cooperation between Juba and Nairobi

Posted: November 22, 2016 by PaanLuel Wël in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan

Kenyan Ambassador: The withdrawal of Kenya troops from South Sudan will not affect bilateral cooperation between Kenya and South Sudan

By Poth Johnson Matur, Juba, South Sudan

Troop’s withdrawal will not affect bilateral cooperation between Kenya and South Sudan

Troop’s withdrawal will not affect bilateral cooperation between Kenya and South Sudan

November 22, 2016 (SSB) —- The withdrawal of Kenya soldiers that are serving in the UN Mission In South Sudan will not disrupted the bilateral cooperation between South Sudan and Kenya said by the Kenyan Ambassador to South Sudan, Cleland Leshore during his meeting with First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai.

Ambassador, Cleland Leshore said the withdrawal of the troop from UN Mission In South Sudan would not affect the bilateral cooperation between the two countries, pointing out that, Kenya will engages the Transitional Government of Nation Unity to follow the process of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Eastern Africa Regional (EAR) and the Africa Union (AU) in bring peace, reconciliation and stability to through the dialogue.

The Kenyan Government last month decide to withdraw its troops from serving the UNMISS in line with dismissal of Lt-Gen Johnson Ondieki by the UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon.

The dismissal of the Kenyan Lt-Gen Johnson Ondieki who was the head of mission lead to troops withdrawal and discontinue of Kenya contribution of troops to the proposed Regional Protection Forces.

Kenyan Ambassador to South Sudan, Cleland Leshore assured the First Vice President, Taban Deng that, Kenya will no longer be a part of the mission with activities that failed South Sudan and its mandate and which has now resorted to scapegoating Kenyans.

The author, Poth Johnson Matur, is a professional Journalist and can be reached via his email: Poth Matur pothmatur@gmail.com or number: +211911118153

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