Kenya issues travel advisory on South Sudan

Kenya Government has advise all Kenyan nationals living or travelling to South Sudan to move away from and avoid travelling to areas where armed conflicts and inter-ethnic violence have occurred within the last six months


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of the Republic of Kenya in a press statement said the travel advisory applies to parts of the Greater Upper Nile region, the oil-rich region that has been a battlefield for several years between government forces and rebels allied to the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO).

Other areas includes : Bieh, Latjoor, Akobo, Jonglei, Northern Liech states, parts of Maiwut, Eastern Nile and Boma states and Yei River State were singled out as conflict-prone areas, which should be avoided.

The travel advisory comes a day after two Kenyan pilots captured by Akobo local authorities under the SPLA-IO were released after paying a Sh11 million ransom.

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