BROKEN NEWS: KENYA LAWMAKERS ‘DONATE’ MORE TROOPS TO UNMISS BUT SANCTIONS TO THE ‘KIIRIEK’ WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND COMPANIES LTD.!


Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.

Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014.

On April 24, 2014, Kenya lawmakers are debating South Sudan. Unlike the South Sudan National Legislative Assembly (SSNLA, aka: parliament) whose members are now combing the villages with the so-called Crisis Management Committee or CMC’s millions of pounds (SSP) campaigning for ‘peace’, for which the theme is ‘It was a Coup Attempt!’, Kenya parliament and senate are discussing how to stop the bloodbath and the suffering of the innocent citizens of South Sudan. That’s what it means being people’s representatives in a democracy!

A member of the Kenya Parliament's Human Rights committee on NTV screen threatening to forward the names of South Sudanese leaders to ICC through UN Security Council if AU fails to take action within one week.

A member of the Kenya Parliament’s Human Rights committee on NTV screen threatening to forward the names of South Sudanese leaders to ICC through UN Security Council if AU fails to take action within one week.

Among the measures to put the rampant death to final dearth in the ongoing ethnically motivated conflict, the Kenyan legislators passed a bill to increase their KDF’ (Kenya Defence Forces) presence by 310 in addition to their over 600 soldiers supplementing UNMISS in South Sudan.

“This is a very unfortunate situation unfolding in South Sudan, as a country we have always been ready and willing to help and as a member of the International community,” said Hon. Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Muturi. “It is in this result that the House is debating the request from the United Nations to deploy Kenya Defence Forces to the war-torn region as peace keepers,” he continued. As neighbours, it is important that we be available to our brothers in South Sudan,” he said.

According to the Daily Nation, the House unanimously agreed with the request by the National Security Council to send 310 troops to the warring nation to help protect civilians. The troops would not participate in combat and would be based in Wau, a town in north-western South Sudan. Their main job would be to protect civilians.

The new troops will bring the total number of Kenyan troops in South Sudan to 1,000, fulfilling a request from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

“The soldiers are not going in South Sudan as a fighting force but only to secure civilians running away from battlefields and ensure the safety of those wishing to move to refugee camps,” said Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki.

IMG03037Secondly, the law makers threaten to slam Sanctions on two leaders of the warring parties, President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar should they fail to embrace peace at the expense of the ongoing vicious war of egos.

“We must apprehend Salva Kiir and Riek Machar even if it means bringing them to Kenya and we hit their heads, and grind them together till they accept peace”, -MP Jimmy Anwenyi of Kenya on South Sudan crisis!

“Let’s deal with the top leaders, especially…er, er, what do you call their president?…the kina Kiir…yes Salva Kiir…” one senator (name withheld) stammers over the name of our president, Salva Kiir Mayardit in a way that looks ridiculing.

More members suggested slamming specialized sanctions on the warmongers, especially on Kiir and Machar. “In order for them to accept peace and save the lives of the innocent citizens dying in their hands, the families of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar should be expelled from Kenya,” empathized one senate member during the debate.

And from Reuters’ report, “Kenya’s parliament on Thursday voted to send 300 troops over the border into South Sudan to help peacekeeping efforts. A parliamentary committee said it would urge Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to freeze the assets of relatives and friends of Kiir and Machar until there was peace.”

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Thirdly, the senators’ committee on human rights criticized IGAD for ignoring genocide in South Sudan, threatens to take the peace talks to another level. The rights’ committee in the parliament has given AU upto one week or they write to the UN and ICC to prosecute the South Sudanese spoilers of peace and top genocidaires for crimes against humanity in their ethnically motivated power struggle.

That is the debate witnessed to be very tense and focused for South Sudan conflict since December 15, 2013. The Kenyan MPs represent people, not leaders in another wing of the government like the SSLA rubber stamp parliament. The senators as well do not only represent their counties but other countries of Africa and the world, which have failed to manage their affairs. That is why powerful nations like USA, Britain, etc. always have a say in foreign affairs.

IN ANOTHER DEVELOPMENT,

News from Geneva, Human Rights’ Headquarters reads,

“In the wake of the recent killings in Bentiu and Bor in South Sudan, the high commissioner is leaving for Juba,” spokeswoman Cecil Pouilly told reporters, adding that Pillay would arrive Monday. Pillay will carry out a joint mission with Adama Dieng, the UN’s special envoy for the prevention of genocide. Pouilly said Pillay and Dieng were being sent to South Sudan by UN chief Ban Ki-moon, as the world body steps up efforts to stem the conflict in the world’s newest country.

The Star newspaper, like all the Kenya media houses, published horrible pictures of the Bentiu Massacre and calls for the world to pay attention to South Sudan. The response is immense, leading to Kenyan lawmakers to pass bills for intervention, sanctions and prosecution against South Sudanese leaders.

The Star newspaper, like all the Kenya media houses, published horrible pictures of the Bentiu Massacre and calls for the world to pay attention to South Sudan. The response is immense, leading to Kenyan lawmakers to pass bills for intervention, sanctions and prosecution against South Sudanese leaders.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has stepped up possibility of imposing sanctions on South Sudan, especially it leaders.

The 15 Council members “expressed horror and anger” over the killings of hundreds of people in the oil town of Bentiu, and “expressed their readiness to consider appropriate measures against those responsible” – an allusion to possible sanctions. The Council called for “an immediate end to all human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law” and demanded that the government of President Salva Kiir protect civilians.

Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior on KTN discussing the same issue on the massacre in Bentiu and the rest of the country.

Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior on KTN discussing the same issue on the massacre in Bentiu and the rest of the country.

 

 

Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior on KTN discussing the same issue on the massacre in Bentiu and the rest of the country.

Mama Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior on KTN discussing the same issue on the massacre in Bentiu and the rest of the country.

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