20 January 2014

South Sudan: Kenyan Lawmakers Want Uganda Out of South Sudan, Accuse Museveni of 'Hidden Interests'

Photo: The Observer
President Yoweri Museveni.

Senators of the Kenyan political block, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) have expressed their concerns over Uganda's military involvement in South Sudan and urged the Kenyan government to stop Uganda's one-sided policy in the world's newest nation.

The two senators, Hassan Omar and James Orengo charged Uganda's president of pursuing "hidden interests" and want him to publicly declare the interests he is pursuing.

The Lawmakers also asked the Ugandan President to immediately withdraw his troops from South Sudan and urged him to give peace a chance.

"We are telling the Kenyan government to ask Museveni to quit fighting in South Sudan with immediate effect. He is the one who is fuelling the conflict by supporting one side", Senator Hassan Omar argues.

Senator James Orengo went further saying the Ugandan president should leave "the Island of Migingo" alone before meddling in the young nation's affairs.

"Museveni is an aggressor and if the truth be told he can only morally intervene in the South Sudan if he can leave alone the Island of Migingo because it belongs to the people of Kenya", Orengo said.

The lawmakers further accused Museveni of "sabotaging the peace process" currently taking place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is widely hated in South Sudan because of his military intervention.

Most South Sudanese believe that the alleged coup claimed by President Kiir was actually a plan given to him (Kiir) by Museveni to get rid of all his political rivals.

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