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Kenya advises its nationals against travelling to conflict areas in South Sudan


Captain Pius Frank Njoroge (R) and his co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla (L) at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, on February 20, 2018. (Photo Ebru website)
February 21, 2018 (JUBA) — The Kenyan foreign ministry Wednesday advised its nationals against travel to several areas in the troubled South Sudan after the release of two pilots held in rebel areas for more than six weeks.

The rare travel advisory comes after the arrest of two Kenyan pilots on 7 January 2018 when their aircraft crashed in the SPLM-IO-controlled Akobo, South Sudan. The nine passengers and the crew exited safely from the plane but a woman was killed and properties of some local residents had been destroyed as the result of the incident.

"Kenyan nationals living or travelling to South Sudan to move away from and avoid travelling to areas where armed conflicts and inter-ethnic violence have occurred within the last six months," said a statement issued by the new Kenyan foreign minister Monica Juma.

The warning statement has advised against travel to parts of the Greater Upper Nile Region and particularly Bieh, Latjoor, Akobo, Jonglei states. Also, it mentioned Northern Liech and parts of Maiwut, Eastern Nile, Boma, and Yei River states.

"Kenyan nationals in other parts of the country are advised to exercise extreme caution as they undertake their daily activities," the minister further said.

On Tuesday, Minister Juma received the two Kenyan pilots after their arrival to Nairobi’s Wilson airport.

In a statement published on the website of the Kenyan foreign ministry condemned their detention by the SPLM-IO.

"The Government of the Republic of Kenya deplores the unfriendly and inhumane response of the SPLM-IO. to what was an unfortunate accident. We condemn the capture and detention of our Kenyan pilots in the strongest possible terms," she said.

The two pilots were released on Monday after the payment of 107,743 U.S. dollars.

The SPLM-IO deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel distanced themselves from the capture of the two pilots, also he stressed that the release was negotiated the affected families and the Kenyan company.

The foreign minister thanked the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) pointing to their role in securing the extraction of the pilots from Akobo.

Thousands of Kenyan nationals are working in the different parts of South Sudan.


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  • 21 February 2018 22:26, by South South

    Kenya should teach Io member in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya very dear lessons.

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    • 21 February 2018 23:11, by Koryom2

      South South,
      Kenyans shouldn’t be angry with the ordinary South Sudanese in Kenya. There were clear channels to be followed over the unfortunate accident in Akoba. But since the so-called SPLM-IO is a ’protected species’ by some criminals in the US, the UK, their UN & their sleazy NGOs as their bargaining card or blackmail to the South Sudanese people & South Sudan---you will never see any of>>>

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      • 21 February 2018 23:21, by Koryom2

        these misfits & their leaders be disciplined or warned. But if it were the government of South Sudan that happened to have held those Kenyan pilots hostage & demand payments, the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their allies would have ’screamed & barked’ at the top of their evil lungs at the government of South Sudan 24/7 to immediately released the Kenyan pilots since they were>>>

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        • 21 February 2018 23:37, by Koryom2

          humanitarian aid to hungry South Sudanese people. But now, the evil corporate America, the UK, their UN & their NGOs kept this unfortunate case down as possible. But because the so-called SPLM-IO misfits & their leaders, are the only the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between have over our country & our people. and that was why the evils didn’t make a lot>>>>

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          • 22 February 2018 00:00, by Koryom2

            of noises over this unfortunate accident & eventual hostage taking. Take this example, I am told that there were South Sudanese who were killed in 1991, when the UN LWF’s cargo plane inadvertently "grain pallets" in Pachalla. And Pachalla was under the control of the SPLM/A. The SPLA didn’t shoot down the UN plane(s) or took the UN & NGOs on the ground hostage. And had the SPLM/A had done what>>>

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            • 22 February 2018 02:32, by Koryom2

              these so-called SPLM/A-IO misfits in Akoba. As l stated early, the US, the UK, their UN, their UN, their evil juus & some of their allies in between.

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      • 22 February 2018 06:58, by South South


        We are talking about IO members in Kenya, not all South Sudanese. Those leaders of IO in Nairobi should be sent back to Juba.

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        • 22 February 2018 09:49, by Koryom2

          South South, I know, we are talking about those sold-outs in Kenya. Mr. South South, I am the one who will help bomb the so-called ethiopians, North Sudan, Saudi Arabia & their evil evil juus out of our country once and for all. We are going to occupy Kenya by the way Mr. South South if the criminals in Kenya don’t get rid of Rebecca Nyandeng, her ugly son, Majak Agoot, Pagan Amuom>>>>

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          • 22 February 2018 09:59, by Koryom2

            and some of other fools who would want to sell our country to their evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & some of our lowly criminals in our own region like kenya or ethiopia. Mr. South South, Salva Kiir & the boys like Kuol Manyang are the ones who gave these evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, some low lives in Kenya>>>

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    • 22 February 2018 05:35, by jubaone

      South South,
      First, this was a purely tragic incident that took place in IO territory. IO only facilitated. I understand your bitterness as a jienge who become weak upon seeing U$ just uncontrollably greedy for everything. Second, it shows the Jienge regime has limited authority in SS with IO or opposition controlling all the countrysides. Try traveling to Maridi, Yei and you get your a** busted.

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      • 22 February 2018 07:03, by South South


        If is was a purely tragic incident, why did IO ask for a ransom? I just came back to Juba from Upper Nile, a few of IO members are in Akobo where this incident happened. They are nowhere to be seen in Upper Nile except in Akobo. They are pockets of resistant. You can keep talking with your computer, but you will hear from Kenya government soon.

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    • 22 February 2018 06:00, by jubaone

      Sour South,
      Kenya has rightly acted to warn its citizens from traveling to SS bcoz the regime only controls the towns and not the entire country. Even the Kiirminal has turned into a "Juba mayor" and can’t freely move. Try now traveling freely even to your junk states if you don’t get busted. The jienge republic is on paper, the realities are quite different.

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      • 22 February 2018 06:09, by Games

        You see even Kenya clearly stated it again, JCE are not actually controlled any States in S. Sudan...if they do as they usually claimed it, then the Kenyan government wouldn’t advise his citizens not travelling into certain parts of the country

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        • 22 February 2018 06:22, by Mayendit

          Your misunderstanding is what brought conflict. The JCE/ Dinka have their owns communities to deal if there is insecurity and they can not go to Nuers communities to controls the people there. Only the government SPLA can make controls at the government Locations and not the whole Nuers communities got it. Kenyan Foreign Affairs is talking specific Upper Nile regions and Yei River State.

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        • 22 February 2018 06:23, by Mayendit

          Your misunderstanding is what brought conflict. The JCE/ Dinka have their owns communities to deal if there is insecurity and they can not go to Nuers communities to controls the people there. Only the government SPLA can make controls at the government Locations and not the whole Nuers communities got it. Kenyan Foreign Affairs is talking specific Upper Nile regions and Yei River State.

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  • 22 February 2018 04:42, by Mayendit

    Well, the family of lost women and properties damaged, the rebels of former vice president will not give them that amount $1,7700. They have already taken money because the rebels are very desperate to see $. East Africa community must know now that, the South Sudanese rebels are not different from terrorist groups and if you found them please put them in jail for very long time.

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  • 22 February 2018 05:22, by Masiah

    every where Dinka go they cause trouble,

    Juba they cause trouble -----looting, robbery & Murder
    Uganda they cause trouble ---looting, robbery & Murder
    Kenya they cause trouble ---looting
    Khartoum they cause trouble—looting
    Egypt they Cause trouble ----looting robbery & Murder
    America they Cause trouble---looting,robbery & car hijack
    Australia they Cause trouble looting, robbery & car h

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    • 22 February 2018 05:37, by Mayendit

      The so call Idiot Masiah.

      The Dinkas people are not the problems in South Sudan just to be honest with you. Dinka tribe love peace and they wants to lived peaceful with others neighbors but in Upper Nile regions, the Nuers people are not friends with Dinka, Shilluk, Murle and Anyuak. This is a big problems from Nuers and they need to show their neighborhood that, they are good friends with them.

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    • 22 February 2018 05:53, by jubaone

      God created them to be like this and that will never change. Perhaps God has given up on them and surrendered them to Satan who has firm grip on them. They rape small children, old women, kill, loot and are by nature congenital liars and thieves. Never associate with any of them in school, work or neighborhood. We don’t rent houses to them bcoz they are uncivilized.

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    • 22 February 2018 10:49, by Kush Natives

      That doesn’t quite fit as a trouble making as you put it idiot, your brainless description on Dinka tribe isn’t making any sense at all levels. If Dinka is doing such all over the world, then that’s a show off force. Now, you know better than that, no animals can mess with almighty Dinka _thondiit acol thondiit.

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  • 22 February 2018 05:25, by Masiah

    Are Dinka’s curse to this world?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Are Dinka’s curse to south Sudan ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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    • 22 February 2018 05:42, by jubaone

      Good questions required good solutions and answers. The only realistic solution is; shun or avoid them completely if you want to be safe. It’s like you being negligent and trying to make love to a HIV/AIDS infected woman, very dangerous. Protection alone can’t work bcoz it may burst in the process. Choose Equatexit now 👊

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    • 22 February 2018 05:46, by Mayendit

      The so call Idiot Masiah

      Basically, I loves all South Sudanese people including Nuers tribe but I hate your attitudes and culture of killing innocents people. Dinkas have liberated many Locations around South Sudan but what have you guys done in Upper Nile? Riek Machar fools Nuers to surrenders with him to Omar al Bashir and back to Dr. Garang without captured Benetiu, Malakal, Nasir and Pibor.

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    • 22 February 2018 06:08, by Mayendit

      The so call Idiot Masiah.

      Yes, Dinkas people are not only curse to South Sudan but also they are liberators. You can not surrendering to Khartoum’s government then, returned back and claim to seeking presidency position this is not going to happen. In 1991, who caused trouble? Who said Idea of 70% SPLA?.

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    • 22 February 2018 06:14, by Games

      Dinka are curse to everything on earth.
      They are bad bad, bad, and worst bad humans God has ever created

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    • 22 February 2018 11:24, by Kush Natives

      That’s how exactly cowards and betrays feel about Dinka, but patriotic South Sudanese would never think of such. You’re totally less informed about Dinka! Prepare to remain a complainer slaves. All we Dinka want from you ins🐝ct is shut up or you will face🦂🦂🦂🦂🦂🦂

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