Kenya 'will not' send troops to South Sudan despite UN request

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed at a past Press conference January 22 2013.

What you need to know:

  • The admission from the minister arose from a question on whether the decision by Uganda to deploy its troops to Juba was affecting the nascent peace talks in the world’s youngest nation.
  • On Thursday, Igad cancelled an urgent meeting it had planned for Juba but said it was hopeful that South Sudan’s warring parties will end their conflict and cease hostilities.

Kenya will not be sending troops to the troubled South Sudan despite a request from the United Nations.

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