Capital FM (Nairobi)

16 January 2014

Kenya Must Push for Release of South Sudan Detainees

Nairobi — A confidential document from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seen by Capital FM News has advised that Kenya should push for the release of officials detained in South Sudan's conflict.

The leaked document also makes it clear that Kenya must adopt a non-partisan stand in the conflict.

"Kenya needs to remain neutral to remain a credible mediator in the face of challenges currently facing the peace process in South Sudan," diplomats who have authored the advisory say, adding that "It may be in the interest of Kenya to pursue the release of detainees."

It notes that the progress of the peace talks is influenced by the issue of detainees and continued military posturing by parties on the ground. "The government (of South Sudan) intends to capture Bor while the opposition are strategising to capture Malakal."

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Capital FM. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.