Kenyan court orders arrest of military attaché at S Sudan embassy in Nairobi

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NAIROBI (5 Feb.)

A High Court in Kenya has issued a warrant of arrest against a military attaché at South Sudan Embassy in Kenya after a case of mysterious disappearance of two South Sudanese opposition officials in Nairobi recently.

Dong Samuel Luak is a prominent lawyer and opposition figure who has spoken out against human rights abuses in South Sudan. Aggrey Idri Izbon is a chairman of the SPLM-IO committee for humanitarian affairs under rebel leader Riek Machar.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Friday, Pouk Both Baluang, spokesman of the SPLM-IO in Kenya, said the court decided to adjourn the sitting until next Thursday after Kenyan lawyers requested ample time to collect more information on the disappearance of the two men.

He pointed out the court had issued a warrant of arrest against a South Sudanese military attaché based in Kenya to appear in court to give an account of the disappearance of the two opposition officials.

“So, based on the information obtained by the Kenyan authorities, the court decided to issue a warrant of arrest against a South Sudanese national who is a military attaché at the South Sudanese embassy in Nairobi here, he was linked to the kidnapping of Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel,” he said.

Pouk declined to identify the military attaché summoned by the Kenyan court.

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