Kenyan president expresses concerns over genocide in Sudan

Kenyan president expresses concerns over genocide in Sudan

President William Ruto of Kenya has urged the warring parties in Sudan to bring the violence he described as senseless to an immediate end.

He also expressed concerns on the rising number of people killed in the conflict, saying there are growing indications of genocide in the north African country.

Speaking to France 24 TV from Paris, where he attended a Summit for a New Global Financing Pact, Ruto blamed rival generals in the region for the destruction of Sudan and the deaths of civilians.

President Ruto, who also serves as the leader of the IGAD team for resolving the Sudanese crisis emphasized that the war is senseless and is not legitimate in any way.

He called for the urgent need to cease clashes in the Khartoum and Darfur regions, stating, “There are already signs of genocide. What is going on in Sudan is unacceptable.”

Despite being nominated by the East African bloc to chair the quartet of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Sudan, President Ruto was rejected by Sudan’s military top brass.

Ruto was accused of lacking neutrality and for harbouring the Rapids Support Forces leader Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, in a hospital in Nairobi. The Kenyan leader rejected the allegations saying, “This is not true. It is all a false narrative.”

The president of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa, IGAD, emphasized the importance of bringing together the warring parties, political leaders, and civil society groups for dialogue, emphasizing the need for a peaceful settlement.

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