Move to pull out troops from Sudan ‘hasty’, Mudavadi says
‘Kenya has everything to lose if civil war in Juba escalates’
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi has told off President Uhuru Kenyatta over what he termed a hasty and unwise decision to withdraw forces from South Sudan.
Mudavadi said the move endangers Kenya’s broad interests in South Sudan and the United Nations.
He said Kenya stands to lose a lot regarding economic interests in South Sudan and that the move would further destabilise the country.
“Kenya has everything to lose if the civil war in South Sudan escalates. There is no need for Jubilee to antagonise South Sudan, former VP Riek Machar, and the UN,” Mudavadi said in a statement released before he visited Elgeyo Marakwet yesterday.
Mudavadi said the government should not mishandle the situation in South Sudan at the expense of the lives of Kenyans and others threatened by the civil war.
“The withdrawal comes hot on the heels of the diplomatic goof of deportation of Machar’s spokesperson,” he said.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi signs the condolence book at Funyula MP Paul Otuoma’s (standing) residence when he condoled the family following the death of their son Malcolm on Saturday