Kalonzo, Gideon hold talks with Museveni
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni hosted One Kenya Alliance principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi on Saturday as the two prepare to represent Kenya in South Sudan peace talks to be hosted in the East African country.
The African Union Peace and Security Council at a meeting held on January 25 tasked Museveni to convene a meeting to look into the situation in South Sudan.
“Acting under Article 7 of its Protocol, the Peace and Security Council welcomes the efforts of H.E. President Yoweri Museveni and his intention to convene a retreat in Kampala, Uganda, for the South Sudan Presidency to resolve the outstanding areas of the 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement and encourages IGAD to support these efforts,” the AU communiqué reads.
South Sudan envoy
President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Kalonzo Kenya’s special envoy to South Sudan in 2018.
“I hosted a Kenyan delegation led by the former Vice President H.E Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, at Nakasero State Lodge. We held talks on the peace process in the Great Lakes Region. I also made a case for unity and patriotism as the basis for building strong armies,” said Museveni.
The Wiper leader, who before was one of the country’s long-serving Foreign Affairs ministers and has been credited with playing a role in the realisation of South Sudan’s independence in 2011, said their focus was on the country’s stabilisation in the coming peace retreat.
“Together with OKA @MoiGideon, we met with Ugandan President @KagutaMuseveni at State House Nakasero, Kampala for lengthy & deep deliberations. Chief among the talks was the planned peace retreat with South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Dr Riek Machar,” he said.