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Machar’s spokesperson arrested by Kenyan security in Nairobi, but “safe”

Nairobi – The Spokesperson of Dr. Riek Machar, the leader of the SPLM-IO has been arrested in Nairobi where he stays by Kenyans security allegedly over a press statement he made earlier today welcoming a by UN’s Ban Ki Moon to sack their force commander of UNMISS from Kenya, a move condemned by Kenya goverment.

In the press statement he issued today, Gatdet said “We welcome the change in the UNMISS Force Command in South Sudan. The peacekeepers failed to protect civilians during the crisis right in the capital, Juba, and in other parts of the country, more notably also in Malakal. We hope that a new Force Commander will be appointed soon who will be more responsive and take actions to protect the civilians at risk in exercising their mandate”

“We commend the action taken by the United Nations Secretary General, which we believe will contribute to confidence building among the vulnerable populations in South Sudan” he continued

James Gatdet Gatdet was picked from his house by two vehicles of Kenyan security and was drove to Kenyan Security office where his whereabouts was unknown until late evening today.

Sources within the SPLM-IO leadership confirmed to Wangdunkon Media that Gatdet is safe and sound, and efforts are being made to secure his release.

“There was high level communication between the Kenyan goverment and our leadership and it’s ongoing. We are certain that Gatdet will be released soon as he didn’t committed any crime” said a source from SPLM-IO leadership who preferred not to be named.

“Yeah, he is very safe and we hope that he will spend the night at home today and not at where he is currently” said the same source when asked about Gatdet’s safety

Kenya is not happy with UN over the removal of their commander as the UNMISS force commander and has said a lot as shall be revealed in the next article coming……


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