By Julius Gale JUBA South Sudan
(Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Ambassador
to South Sudan said Monday that his country would not
allow its territory to be used to carry out rebellious
activities against the government and people of
neighboring South Sudan.
Leshore said Kenya supports peace efforts to end the
conflict in the world’s youngest country and it would
not meddle in South Sudanese affairs.
“I want to
assure the government and people of South Sudan, the
region and the international community that the
government of Kenya will not allow Kenya to be used as a
launching pad for any subversive activity against the
government and people of South Sudan,” Leshore said in
Juba during a plenary meeting organized by South Sudan’s
peace monitor, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation
since South Sudan plunged into civil war in mid-2013,
neighboring countries took sides in the conflict, but
Kenya remained somewhat neutral as it allowed both
government supporters and opposition figures to stay on
following renewed violence in Juba in June 2016, which
shattered a 2015 peace deal, Nairobi backtracked against
South Sudanese opposition groups.
2016, Kenya deported James Gatdet Dak, a spokesman for
the main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army
in Opposition (SPLA-IO) led by former vice president
lecturer of political science at the University of Juba,
said he remains skeptical about Kenya’s interest in
getting rid of South Sudanese opposition groups,
alleging that Kenya still hosts several opposition
statement is too vague and there is nothing much in it
to change the current situation in South Sudan because
opposition leaders continue to stay in Kenya without
fear,” Okuk said.
South Sudan rebel
commander arrested in Uganda over recruitment
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
The Ugandan military said on
Monday it had arrested a Sudan People’s Liberation Army
In the Opposition (SPLA-IO) commander for allegedly
recruiting Ugandan youths to join their ranks, a
spokesperson said here.
Richard Karemire, Ugandan military spokesperson told
Xinhua that Col. John Data alias Tom Chadiga was
arrested in the northwestern district of Koboko for
engaging in activities that do not promote security and
peace in the neighboring country.
He said Data
who has been under military detention has been handed
over to Uganda Police Force for further investigations
said Uganda will not be used as a base to destabilize
neighboring South Sudan.
here report that many Ugandan youths and South Sudan
refugees are secretly being wooed and recruited to fight
alongside the opposition fighters to oust President
host to more than one million South Sudan refugees. The
influx of the refugees was sparked off by fighting in
2013 between troops loyal to Kiir and those supporting
former vice president Riek Machar.