Kenyan protest demands action over South Sudan's civil war

2018-10-11 18:04
South Sudanese citizens living in Kenya hold placards and shout slogans as they demonstrate in the capital Nairobi to request the Kenyan government to freeze assets of South Sudan leaders involved in the ongoing conflict in their country. (File, AFP)

South Sudanese citizens living in Kenya hold placards and shout slogans as they demonstrate in the capital Nairobi to request the Kenyan government to freeze assets of South Sudan leaders involved in the ongoing conflict in their country. (File, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Activists and refugees are pressuring Kenya's government to act against South Sudanese officials who have been sanctioned by the United Nations and are thought to be living freely in Kenya.

Thursday's protest demanded that Kenya's government deport former South Sudan army chief Paul Malong Awan, who is under a UN travel ban and asset freeze.

The makers of the recent documentary "The Profiteers" have said he is living in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

Malong was sanctioned earlier this year for allegedly extending South Sudan's civil war, which erupted in late 2013. A recent report estimated the death toll from conflict and disease since then at nearly 400 000.

Protest organiser Boniface Mwangi says there is evidence by watchdog groups showing that people benefiting from the conflict are laundering money through Kenyan banks.

* Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTER

FOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook

Read more on:    kenya  |  south sudan  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.