JUBA, FEBRUARY 8th 2023 (SUDANS POST) – South Sudan government on Wednesday said it has formed a committee to engage Kenyan authorities over escalating border tensions.
This comes after armed herdsmen from the neighboring country encroached into South Sudan territory in Eastern Equatoria state this week.
In a statement, the presidency said President Salva Kiir Mayardit received security updates from the governor of Eastern Equatoria state Louis Lobong Lojore and that the meeting discussed the escalating insecurity along the border with Kenya.
“President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Wednesday met with a delegation from Eastern Equatoria State, headed by the State Governor, Louis Lobong Lojore to brief him about the recent security situation along the border between South Sudan and Kenya,” the presidency statement reads in part.
Governor Louis said while speaking to the press following the meeting that “a Joint Border Committee has been established to engage Kenyan authorities and the local communities to resolve border tension between the two Countries.”
The senior government official further stressed “that communities along border should work together and ensure that they share their resources amicably.”