Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Kalonzo appointed South Sudan special peace envoy
Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been appointed as a Special Envoy to monitor peace in the Republic of South Sudan.
The former vice president was appointed today by President Uhuru Kenyatta according to a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The letter pointed out that Mr Musyoka’s appointment is in furtherance of Kenya’s commitment towards shared prosperity in the region, in general, and to the pursuit of lasting peace and security in South Sudan through the acceleration of the implementation of the Revitalised-Agreement on Conflict Resolution in South Sudan (R-AGROSS).
Africa’s and world’s youngest nation has remained unstable despite numerous peace agreements signed between President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival Riek Machar.
“His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya has appointed Dr Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, the former Vice President as his Special Envoy to the Republic of South Sudan.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs congratulates Dr Kalozo Musyoka on his appointment and stands ready to support the Special Envoy in the delivery of his mandate,” added the letter dated July 2.