Move to pull out troops from Su­dan ‘hasty’, Mu­davadi says

‘Kenya has ev­ery­thing to lose if civil war in Juba es­ca­lates’

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General - MATHEWS NDANYI @ndany­i_­math­ews

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.

ANDIEMA /KEN

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

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