Kenya urges the leaders of South Sudan to speed up the peace course of

NAIROBI, KENYA – 03/15/2020: President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during a press conference at Harambee House in Nairobi, where he reported two more cases of coronavirus in the country, bringing the total number of those affected by the virus to three. The president said the two were in contact with the first victim of the virus, which came to Kenya via the United States of America via London. (Photo by Dennis Sigwe / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. (Creative Commons / State House Kenya)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called on the South Sudanese leaders on Wednesday to accelerate the implementation of the remaining aspects of the 2018 peace pact signed in Khartoum, Sudan.

Kenyatta highlighted the establishment of the Legislative Assembly and reforms in the security sector as some of the areas of concern that require attention as the country returns to stability after years of conflict.

He said the country will use its membership in the UN Security Council to help its young neighbor and the region achieve stability.

Key signatories of the 2018 Peace Agreement were expected to perform key roles such as establishing local governments, uniting forces and rebuilding public institutions before the formation of a coalition government in February 2020.

The process, however, was hampered by disagreements among former enemies and a lack of resources to fund the training and graduation of the joint united force of 83,000 people.

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