Kenyatta Attends IGAD Summit In Addis Ababa

The Plane carrying the President and his delegation departed Jomo Kenyatta International Airport shortly after 9 this morning

The president was seen off by Deputy President William Ruto, Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Karangi and other senior government officials.

The IGAD leaders are meeting to discuss the best way to resolve the remaining barriers to the South Sudan peace process

A recent consultative forum of regional leaders in Juba endorsed the IGAD Summit resolution

This is in the wake of significant progress made in the on-going negotiations in Addis Ababa and Arusha.

Delegates from rival groups in South Sudan met in Arusha in September during an intra-party dialogue process

The peace talks was hosted by the Tanzanian ruling party and it agreed on a framework to end the civil strife in the country

The factions of the ruling party, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) of President Kiir, SPLM in Opposition of former Vice President Riek Machar and former detainees signed a framework agreement which aims at addressing the root causes of the conflict.

By Bonareri Samaha

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