Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka Appointed Special Envoy To South Sudan

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka as the special envoy to South Sudan.

This comes hours after South Sudan President Salva Kiir completed a two-day state visit in Kenya, where the two countries agreed to deepen business ties.

In November last year, Kalonzo was appointed to lead Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in South Sudan, but the appointment seemed shaky as the Wiper Party leader was not so much visible in the role.

The commission was established by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development that has been overseeing peace process in South Sudan since 2013.

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It was primarily formed to monitor the implementation of the peace deal signed between Kiir and Machar in 2015.

Mr Musyoka was the Vice President during the grand coalition government where Mwai Kibaki was the President and Raila Odinga was the Prime Minister. This followed a disputed election in 2007.

Kalonzo hinted at the appointment during his father’s burial last year when he declared that he would be President Kenyatta’s ‘errand boy’.

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