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Kenya gov’t working to release pilots detained in S. Sudan

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January 22, 2018 (NAIROBI) - The Kenyan government said all efforts are underway to secure the release of two Kenyan pilots being held in South Sudan after their plane crashed in a rebel-controlled territory of Upper Nile state.

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The map of Upper Nile state

The abductors, according to Kenya’s foreign affairs office, are demanding a fine after the plane killed a person and a few animals.

The state-owned television (KBC) reported that the abductors, believed to be under the control of Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) allied to ex- first vice president, Riek Machar have vowed that Captain Frank Njoroge and co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla will not be released until a Ksh20 million fine is paid.

The two Kenyans were reportedly abducted and put under tight security in a town near the Ethiopian border soon after the incident.

They plane that crashed was hired by a Juba-based non-governmental entity to ferry its staff to the Upper Nile state region.

The spokesperson for the armed opposition movement could not immediately comment on the matter when contacted by Sudan Tribune on Tuesday.

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  • 23 January 2018 08:20, by MC GLazz

    this is a way Kenyan are killing south Sudanese , specially in IO territory ... I truth they will pay fine ,,, otherwise thing will gone bad while in custody .

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    • 23 January 2018 15:43, by Jubaa5

      kenya especilly uhuru kenyatta is involved in s.sudan war by aresting and deporting them to juba ,now spla .io will target kenyans working in s.sudan for a long time. s.sudanese is not a banana republic. pay evil with evil.

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  • 23 January 2018 09:32, by Sunday Junup

    They should be punish!

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  • 23 January 2018 10:22, by Lenin Bull

    This guy called Koang Rambang mistreating Kenyan pilots for no good reason at all in Akobo has his wife and children there in Kenya. The Kenyan government should just collect all their families and throw them in jail if being in one’st territory is a crime and let us see who will be the greater loser Kenya or SPLA-IO!! Accident is accident everywhere in the world but IO treats it differently.

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  • 23 January 2018 10:29, by Lenin Bull

    These fake foxy SPLA-IO thugs sneak into Kenya every now and then to make love with their starving wives, quench their thirst, buy some few contrabands and sneak back through Loki, and Addis Ababa. Just lay ambush and arrest them at all these entry points and let us see the meaning of hooliganism and primitive barbarism. SPLA-IO is a negative force in the region pure and simple.

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  • 24 January 2018 04:53, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Sudan tribune;
    Kenyan plane hired by NGO to carry staff. Crushed into rebel territories, killed one person and few animals on the ground and you said The two pilots are abducted.
    The IO should kill them on the spot. These are Dinkas’ spies.

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