South Sudan

Ex South Sudan Detainees, Kiir Strike Deal

Police yesterday, check arrested a one Charles Kaweesi, 46, after he allegedly defiled his four year old daughter.

Kaweesi a resident of Butenga Bukomansimbi in Rakai district was arrested after his wife Annet Namudu found him on top of the minor. She made an alarm and area residents came in numbers to apprehend the suspect.

Namuddu says she had been given money by the husband to go to the market for shopping, but she hastily returned after being suspicious, because the husband had been doing the shopping.

Noah Sserunjoji the Masaka greater region police spokesperson says that, the man has been reported several times at the station of Rakai with numerous other offenses.

Police says they would need to check if he is mentally stable.

Sserunjoji also called on parents to try and keep their children at school because when they are not, they become exposed to such gruesome acts.

Former South Sudan political detainees have struck a deal with President Salva Kiir that could accelerate the peace process in Africa’s youngest nation.

The deal struck in Nairobi on Friday at a meeting chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is in line with the Arusha agreement in which the three factions of the SPLM agreed on the unification of the liberating party.


The details of the new deal are yet to be made public. However, pilule sources say, the former detainees are expected to return to Juba to resume business under the mainstream SPLA/M party.

In the Arusha agreement in January this year, delegates from three factions of the SPLM signed a 12-page agreement that laid down key steps toward reunifying the party.

The agreement was signed by the faction loyal to President Kiir, the SPLM-in-Opposition led by former vice president Riek Machar and a third faction made up of former political detainees.

President Kenyatta convened the meeting in his capacity as the Rapporteur of IGAD.

The meeting was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto and the Foreign Ministers of Kenya and South Sudan.

President Kenyatta said the Nairobi deal means that the search for peace is edging closer to fruition.

He emphasized that it was important for the leaders of South Sudan to seize the opportunity to seek a comprehensive agreement and move closer to sustainable peace.

“You the people of South Sudan did not fight for independence so that your people could suffer. You fought for independence so that your people could prosper and you must do everything to ensure that goal is achieved,” President Kenyatta said.

Earlier at the 16th Summit of the East African Community Heads of State that was also attended by President Kiir, President Kenyatta commended regional leaders for their efforts to restore peace and stability South Sudan.

He said while neighbouring states continue to support peace-building in South Sudan, the parties involved in the conflict must remember that they hold the key to stabilising their country.

“The parties therefore have an obligation to resolve any differences that may have caused the conflict in order to allow the people of South Sudan grow their homeland,” President Kenyatta said.

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