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Kenya Withdraws Troops from UN Mission in South Sudan

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Kenya has announced the withdrawal of its troops from UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and stopping future deployments, a day after the sacking of Kenyan UNMSS force Commander Lt. General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki.

By Al Jazeera News,

Kenya has said it is withdrawing its troops from the UN mission in South Sudan, a day after Ban Ki-moon sacked the Kenyan commander of peacekeeping forces in the country for failing to protect civilians.

In an angrily-worded statement, the Kenyan ministry of foreign affairs said on Wednesday it was “dismayed” by the UN secretary-general’s decision to dismiss Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki.

Continued deployment of Kenyan troops in South Sudan “is no longer tenable”, the ministry said, saying Kenya would “withdraw, immediately” its forces there.

Kenya has more than 1,000 troops deployed in South Sudan. Continue reading Kenya Withdraws Troops from UN Mission in South Sudan