South Sudan

Juba Threatens To Pull Out Of The Lamu Port Project

tadalafil geneva;”>According to the OC CID Kabalagala Police Station, Deo Kikomeko, Kecho will face charges of domestic violence upon arrest.

Kikomeko said Nakito was beaten by her husband, Kecho after he returned home at midnight last Friday and did not find her there.

“We advise the public to use our office of Family and Child Protection Unit at the station to always settle their family matters,” said Kikomeko.

However, Nakito has opened up an assault case against Kecho at Kabalagala Police on file reference number SD: 08/15/2/2013.


price sans-serif;”>This is over what a high ranking official describes as Kenya’s slow pace in putting up a second port in Lamu.

“If the speed with which the Kenyan Government is constructing Lamu port and doing the railway does not change dramatically, we will seriously consider going to Djibouti or Tanga even though there alternative routes might be a little bit longer”, said Dr. Costello Garang Ring, the Executive chairman of the New Sudan Foundation (NSF).

The government has already drawn up plans to construct a port in Lamu as part of the $23 billion Lamu-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET).

On the list of beneficiaries from the LAPSSET project is landlocked but oil rich South Sudan; providing vital route to the sea.

While Kenya appears to be in no hurry, its South Sudan counterpart is locked in a bitter border dispute with the north and is desperate for an alternative route for its crude oil exports.

South Sudan government spokesperson, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin recently blamed Khartoum government for being behind a rebel group led by Yawyaw to interrupt the construction of refineries and oil facilities which are expected to transit oil through Djibouti.

Construction of a pipeline to carry South Sudan’s crude oil from oil fields to an export terminal were expected to begin later this year

In September 2012, South Sudan signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with Ethiopia and Djibouti to create a mechanism for the construction of a pipeline through their countries.

South Sudan was forced to shut down its oil production in January last year after Sudan imposed exorbitant transit fees and tariffs and in protest of continued theft by Sudanese authorities of its oil.

Dr Benjamin further disclosed that the government has taken steps to form community police to help tackle such violence issues hindering the development of the country.

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