#FreeSSudan4 Confusion over the fate of 4 Kenyans jailed in South Sudan

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They Kenyans have been detained in South Sudan since 2015.

Kenyan ambassador to South Sudan Cleland Leshore [centre] visits four Kenyans jailed in South Sudan in March 2017 play Kenyan ambassador to South Sudan Cleland Leshore [centre] visits four Kenyans jailed in South Sudan in March 2017 (The Star)

Confusion has risen over the reported release of the four Kenyans who have been imprisoned for life in South Sudan over fraud claims.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has denied media reports that the principal secretary, Monica Juma, had travelled to South Sudan to secure the release of the four Kenyans.

The media yesterday stated that their release had been secured after President Uhuru Kenyatta and South Sudan leader Salva Kiir had reached an agreement.

Ministry Statement

In a statement released on Twitter, the Ministry said, "Reports appearing in a section of the Kenyan press alleging that Ministry of Foreign Affairs PS Monica Juma has travelled to Juba to secure release of four Kenyans held in South Sudan jail is false."

play Foreign Office KE statement on Kenyans detained in South Sudan (Twitter)

 

However, the Ministry offered no further information as to the fate of Anthony Mwadimu, Ravi Ramesh, Boniface Muriuki and Anthony Keya who were jailed.

They had been accused of defrauding the Juba government out of Sh1.4 billion.

They were arrested in May 2015.

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