Kenya denies claims of encroaching South Sudan territory


Kenya has denied claims that it has encroached South Sudan’s territory stressing that it respects the boundaries of its neighbors.

This was after South Sudan had summoned Kenya’s envoy to Juba Samuel Nandwa to protest an alleged encroachment on its territory.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Dr Alfred Mutua on Thursday said that Juba had not officially raised the matter with Nairobi hence scanty information on the alleged encroachment.

“South Sudan has not communicated to us officially on the matter, therefore, I cannot comment on the issue sufficiently,” Dr Mutua said.

Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary, Dr Korir Sing’oei said Kenya had not encroached on the territory of South Sudan noting that boundary delimitation is currently ongoing under African Union.

“Kenya respects the territorial integrity of all her neighbors and has not encroached on any of their territories. A boundary delimitation process of all borders under the AU is ongoing and is being conducted consultatively and jointly with our neighbors,” Dr Sing’oei said.