WATCH: Kenyans stranded in South Sudan, ask for Kenyatta's help

2016-07-12 13:34
Uhuru Kenyatta. (File: AP)

Uhuru Kenyatta. (File: AP)

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Nairobi - Hundreds of Kenyans stuck in South Sudan have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to help evacuate them from the conflict-hit nation.

According to Nairobi News, desperate Kenyans who were stranded in the capital Juba have turned to social media to appeal to the government to evacuate them, as violence continued to rock the world’s youngest nation.

More than 300 people were reported to have been killed in renewed fighting in Juba, with Vice President Riek Machar’s spokesperson saying that the country was officially back at war. 

The United States reportedly airlifted  its citizens from the volatile country amid claims that a civil  war was looming.

A Kenyan man with relatives in South Sudan posted on social media that he was in communication with them, adding that they were desperately asking to be brought back home, Citizen TV reported.

South Sudan became independent from Sudan in 2011, following a decades-long civil war.

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