Uganda Gov't Speaks Out On S. Sudan Turmoil

capsule geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Uganda Media Centre boss, Ofwono Opondo today said the “tension resulted from a political disagreement…, ” adding, “Riek Machar, Rebecca Garang and Pagan walked out of that meeting.”

Also in his statement today, Kiir said at about 6:30pm on Sunday, during the closing of the SPLM National Liberation Council meeting, an identified person near Nyokorum Cultural Centre released gunshots in the air and escaped.

“This was followed later by an attack at the SPLA headquarters near Juba University by a group of soldiers allied to former Vice President Dr Riek Machar Teny and his group,” he added.

Kiir said the perpetrators of the violence would face the full wrath of the law.

Opondo said the Ugandan embassy in Juba is in touch with leaders of the Ugandan association there “although movement is still limited.”


He also quoted the Foreign Affairs State Minister, Henry Okello Oryem, as saying authorities were yet to record any incidents involving Ugandans.

“Salva Kiir is in full charge, mop-up operation against dissident elements going on in South Sudan,” he added.

Opondo added that Juba remained tense and that Ugandans have been advised to keep in doors.

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