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Riek Machar Scores Full House in Nairobi

Rebel leader Riek Machar came over as a virtual head of state during his diplomatic tour of the region’s capitals.

Kenya's red carpet reception to the rebel leader was an insult to the sitting president Salva Kiir
Kenya’s red carpet reception to the rebel leader was an insult to the sitting president Salva Kiir

By Africa Intelligence,

SOUTH Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar had arrived in Nairobi from Djibouti on 27 May. He put back his trip to Khartoum because of President Omar al Bashir’s long-term health problems and had talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretary for foreign affairs Amina Mohamed Jibril as well as an impromptu meeting with Vice President William Ruto.

His trip was sponsored by the secretariat of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), much to the dismay of the Juba authorities.

Riek Machar received a great many visitors luxurious Safari Park Hotel in the Nairobi suburbs where he took up quarters.  Continue reading Riek Machar Scores Full House in Nairobi