By Watchdog reporter
Kenya is a talking society although they are good business people. As South Sudan once again descends in war, the region’s industrial powerhouse has nothing much to do, but, has a lot to say.
Kenyans have benefited most from South Sudan’s independence with their big businesses running the country’s country, however, Uganda which has always put boots on the ground to stabilize the country, has kept getting a raw deal.
Kenyans newspapers said today desperate Kenyans who are stranded in Juba, have turned to social media to appeal to the government to evacuate them as violence continues to rock the world’s youngest nation.
More than 300 people are reported to have been killed in renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, with first Vice President Riek Machar’s spokesman saying the country was officially back to war.
Kenya Airways has already announced that it was temporarily suspending its flights to Juba.
“We wish to advise our guests that we have suspended flights to Juba, South Sudan due to uncertain security situation,” the airline wrote on its Twitter account.
Fresh violence erupted on July 8 when President Salva Kiir and Mr Machar disagreed during a meeting at State House.
Their guards engaged each other in a shootout within State House precincts before the flare up spread across Juba.
Kenyans including the president Uhuru Kenyatta and state house spokesman, wrote Twitter:
I pay tribute to journalist Mitch Odero. Mitch represented the very best of journalism. He had an uncompromising commitment to truth
Mr.President,condolences to Mitch but we are requesting for evacuation plans from Juba South Sudan where there are fighting.
Crying for South Sudan! I appeal to our Government to immediately expedite an emergency evacuation of our fellow Kenyans holed up in SS!
@OleItumbi My cousin and other Kenyans are stuck in Sudan Itumbi, please ask GoK to send help! It’s become a full blown bloody war!