A pipeline from South Sudan oil wells running across large swathes of semi-desert in Eastern and Northern Kenya to the port of Lamu is quite ambitious besides a great milestone in Making Juba enjoy relatively good economic growth besides ties with the IGAD.
A road that enters Ethiopian and another that connects to Kenya and snakes across North-Eastern Kenya to LAPSET’s Lamu port makes export and import of goods easy, further making integration of East African trade block a reality to the West.
A railway line that cuts across South Sudan, Ethiopia and snakes across the Kenyan North- Eastern southwards to the Lamu port makes bilateral trade agreements sense.
Unfortunately, there are losers if LAPSET becomes a success.
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has taken sides in the South Sudan conflict with intelligence resources pointing out possible role in the Coup.
According to South Sudan Intelligence, UNMISS may have pushed former vice president Riek Marchar to stage the coup to ouster President Salva Kiir.
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is accussed of barring senior Juba officials from accessing bases to inspect both military and humanitarian conditions/status.
In one incident, UNMISS blocked South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth from accessing its Bor base citing he had armed aids.
Hundreds of rebel troops had taken refuge in the UNMISS base then besides thousands of internally displaced people of South Sudan.
Relations between Juba and the United Nations have gradually deteriorated as South Sudan intelligence continues to cite UN involvement in the conflict.
United Nations has denied these accusations, however, the extent of their involvement charred the remaining trust when truckloads of weapons on transit to alleged Ghanaian armed forces bases set up in S-Sudan to keep peace was intercepted.
UNMISS violated the law, they claimed the cache of weapons was for Ghanaian peacekeepers deployed to keep peace in Bentiu.
The UN laws provides that all arms and ammunition for peacekeeping contingents are flown into respective areas of deployment and not taken by road.
However, South Sudanese intelligence and military officials Friday intercepted 11 United Nations trucks carrying weapons in wrongly labelled containers all which indicated the arms were general goods, in violation of the U.N. rule.