Kalonzo: How we brokered Machar, Kiir peace pact

Kenya's Special Envoy for South Sudan Kalonzo Musyoka addresses journalists at JKIA on February 23, 2020 after arriving from South Sudan, where he witnessed the formation of a unity government. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Mr Musyoka to head the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission on peace in South Sudan in November 2018.
  • The confidence Mr Musyoka enjoyed from the two parties in the conflict was underpinned in a statement both camps released endorsing his appointment as a special envoy.

Former Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka returned to the country on Sunday from Juba after accomplishing a delicate peace deal that saw South Sudan President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar form a unity government.

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