Kenya to Withdraw KDF-UNMISS Peacekeeping Force from South Sudan

Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki (right), the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan

Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki (right), the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan
Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki (right), the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan
Kenya has threatened to pull out its troops under UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The move comes after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon sacked Lt-Gen Ondieki as chief of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) accusing him of failing to protect civilians during violence in Juba in July.

Kenya was irked by the decision saying the responsibility to protect civilian could not be blamed on an individual citing the complex nature of the conflict in the world’s youngest country, South Sudan.

Kenya has threated to pull out all 1,229 troops it deployed to South Sudan under the UN peacekeeping mission, citing “disrespect” from the United Nations.

The country also to discontinue plans to contribute to regional force by disengaging from South Sudan process.

A statement from the presidency said, Kenya was dismayed at the dismissal of Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki and that it “takes great exception to this decision and the proposal by the United Nations Secretary General.”

Ban Ki-moon immediately ordered for the replacement of the Kenyan General.

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