First batch of Kenyan soldiers from South Sudan arrive at JKIA (photos)

Following the standoff between the Kenyan government and the UN, the government has followed up its promise to withdraw Kenyan troops from South Sudan.

The disagreement came after the UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has sacked Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa as the UN mission Commander in South Sudan.

The UN Chief had sacked Mogoa following a report tha placed blame over attacks at N headquarters and civilians building on the UNmiss top brass.

The Kenyan government protested the action and the president ordered the recalling of troops from the war torn country.

The first batch of 100 soldiers arrived at the JKIA late in the afternoon and the KDF spokesman Col. P Njuguna revealed another 100 will arrive later in the day. He also recounted the numerous times and the history of KDF in serving at peacekeeping missions worldwide and the exemplary service done.

The ones who arrived today were based at Wahu in South Sudan.

Many Kenyans on Twitter and other social media welcomed the move saying the country needed the soldiers more with many even calling for the withdrawal of the Kenyan troops in Somali.

However, security experts have faulted the move saying the President should not have acted in a rash manner as it could affect stability in the whole region.

Here are photos of the troops arriving at JKIA.


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