Kenya agreed to rejoin South Sudan UN Force it angrily withdrew troops from the country sometimes last year.
Kenya pulled out its peacekeepers from Somalia after the former UN chief Ban Ki-moon, fired the Kenyan commander of the peacekeeping force.
The commander was sacked following a report that the peacekeepers failed to protect civilians during heavy fighting in Juba in July.
During the recently concluded 28th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, where they reached an agreement to redeploy troops back to South Sudan. Kenya will to be given the Darfur command.
Guterres returned from a series of meetings with regional leaders on the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, saying that peace efforts on South Sudan were back on track.
Guterres will deliver a report to the Security Council on Friday on his diplomatic efforts on South Sudan.