Ex-Kenyan vice-president appointed peace envoy for South Sudan

July 3rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has appointed ex-vice president turned opposition leader, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, as the country’s Special Envoy for South Sudan.

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Kenyan opposition leader and ex-vice president Stephen Kalonzo (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

The appointment of the prominent opposition figure came a day after President Salva Kiir of South Sudan concluded a two-day state visit to Nairobi.

In a statement yesterday, the Kenyan foreign ministry which congratulated Kalonzo praised the decision of the Kenyan leader saying it is a good step for the pursuit of peace in the region.

“The appointment is furtherance of Kenya’s efforts towards shared prosperity in the region, in general, and to the pursuit of lasting peace and security in South Sudan,” the foreign ministry statement said.

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka is one of the opposition leaders in Kenya and was the tenth Vice-President who served in that capacity for six consecutive years.

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