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Kenya bows to #BringKenyansBack pressure, starts evacuating citizens trapped in South Sudan

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South Sudan Evacuation

Nairobi, 16th July 2016 – Kenya has started evacuating her nationals from South Sudan following a surge in insecurity and violence in the world’s newest nation.

The announcement was made by Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS, Monica Juma.

Kenya’s evacuation begun on Friday with one 1 plane and at least 100 people making it home. Two more flights are expected to head to Kenya with more people.

There has been growing anger towards the Kenyan Government from all corners for taking too long to act.

No non-essential travel to South Sudan

Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has also warned Kenyans against travelling to South Sudan.

CCTV Africa has reported that at least 2 Kenyans have been killed in the violence.

Sudan and Uganda have been evacuating their nationals since Wednesday amidst fears that fighting may intensify between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his Vice President Riek Machar.

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The recent security deterioration in South Sudan has been occasioned a conflict between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar last week July 8. At least 300 people, mainly soldiers have been killed in the latest spate of violence.


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