Museveni: We Are Fighting Rebels In South Sudan


President Museveni said that his people had been killed but he did not give any details.

On Tuesday, the Ugandan government gave its troops the greenlight to engage in South Sudan.

Army Spokesman Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said Uganda has 2 battalions made up of 1600 soldiers inside South Sudan

Speaking during a summit in Angola, Museveni said: "Only the other day, 13 January, the SPLA [South Sudan army] and elements of our army had a big battle with these rebel troops at a point about 90 kilometers [55 miles] from Juba, where we inflicted a big defeat on them."

The conflict began on 15th December when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

 

Fighting continues around the cities of Bor and Malakal.

 

Government forces are moving on Bor while the rebels are trying to seize Malakal.

 

Meanwhile, 15 Sudanese nationals among them children have been arrested in Nakuru, Kenya

 

Police in Nakuru arrested them for entering the country without immigration documents.

 

In a telephone interview, Nakuru OCPD Muinde Kioko confirmed the immigrants were arrested in Nakuru as they travelled from South Sudan by bus.

 

The OCPD said that they will liaise with the immigration department in order to repatriate the immigrants.

 

He said that police had been put on high alert to check on illegal immigrants.

 

The immigrants said they fled Southern Sudan because of the ongoing war.

 

By Angel Mboya

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