Kenya Evacuates 796 Citizens from South Sudan Following Recent Clashes

 877515Kenya has already evacuated 796 of its citizens from South Sudan following the recent clashes witnessed in the Africa’s youngest nation.

In a statement from Kenya Red Cross Society on Tuesday, the evacuation process is ongoing.  Also 37 have been rescued and offered first aid by Red Cross over slight injuries.

Evacuation operation on Saturday saw 100 Kenyans land at JKIA at 2.30 pm and on Sunday another batch of 200 Kenyans was flown home.

200 were flown to Kenya on Monday and Tuesday, July 20, 2016 (today) another 100 will land at JKIA.

Conflict in Juba erupted between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and the ones loyal to the former rebel leader and current Vice President Riek Machar.

The clashes have left thousands displaced with over 5,000 refugees reportedly arriving in Uganda.

The crossfire also saw fifteen Kenyan truck drivers and six from Uganda shot dead near Jebel town in South Sudan last Saturday.

Uganda's UPDF was deployed last Thursday to evacuate Uganda Citizens. Other countries including Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan and India have also evacuated their citizens from the country.

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