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Kenyatta asks TGoNU to implement security deal

Author : Daniel Danis | Published: Monday, July 18, 2016

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says now is the time for the leaders of South Sudan to implement the provisions of the security arrangement in the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.

President Kenyatta says security sector reforms and redeployment of troops from civilian populated areas will avoid recurrence of violence between forces of the SPLA and the SPLA-IO.

He was addressing the media after meeting UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya.

“They must immediately commit to the implementation and the completion of the peace agreement, including the permanent ceasefire and the redeployment of military forces from Juba,” President Kenyatta said.

“They must also commit themselves to the joint security agreement –especially the security arrangements -establishing the Joint Integrated Police Unit to patrol Juba.”

President Kenyatta has been IGAD’s Special Rapporteur on the South Sudan Peace Dialogue since 2013.

For his part, Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call on the region to take strict measures on South Sudanese leaders in order to fully implement the agreement.

His recommendations include; individual sanctions, reinforcement of UNMISS and arms embargo.

The suggestion for arms embargo was opposed by some leaders in the region, such us Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Ban Ki-moon said it is incumbent upon the leaders of South Sudan to elevate the suffering of their people.

He pledged the international community support for those displaced by the conflict.

He said: “The United Nations stands ready to work with the international community –in particular –in delivering humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people who need daily assistance.”

Mr. Ki Moon says the recommendations made by the IGAD Plus in the recent meeting in Kigali, Rwanda will be implemented soon.

 

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