President Uhuru Kenyatta with South Sudan First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai at State House
President Kenyatta briefed on developments in S. Sudan
President Uhuru Kenyatta was Tuesday evening at State House, Nairobi, briefed on the developments in South Sudan by the country’s First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai.
Mr Deng Gai explained the efforts by the Government of President Salva Kiir to implement the peace accord in line with the IGAD recommendations.
The South Sudan First Vice-President was accompanied by the country’s Cabinet Ministers Kuol Manyang Juuk (Cabinet Affairs), Awut Deng Acuil (Gender and Child Welfare) and Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (Petroleum) among others.
Early this month, the Government of South Sudan agreed to the deployment of protection forces in the capital Juba after a crucial regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa that was attended by President Kenyatta.
First Vice-President Gai led the South Sudan Government delegation to the Addis Ababa summit known as IGAD-Plus while Goi Jooyul Yol, SPLM/IO representative to the African Union, led the representatives of Riek Machar at the meeting.