09 Nov 2012
NARC Kenya Presidential Aspirant Hon. Martha Karua visited South Sudan yesterday and paid a courtesy call to his H.E The President Salvar Kiir.
During the visit Karua said they discussed Matters of mutual interest around peace and security. Karua gave her commitment to good neighborliness and deepening the good relations between the two countries. Hon Karua reiterated that peace in south Sudan means peace in Kenya and vice versa.
She further congratulated the President on signing the peace agreement with their northern neighbor and wished the people of Southern Sudan well.
While on the trip, Karua visited Kenyans working and living in South Sudan. They discussed an array of issues among them difficulties by Kenyans in sending money back home and the sorry state of the road from Kenya into South Sudan which has forced many to use the Uganda route. They also requested the NARC Kenya Presidential candidate to push for a polling station be set up in Juba considering the high population of Kenyans residing there.
Hon. Karua lauded them for their entrepreneurial spirit that is helping South Sudan develop fast and their home country Kenya through the remittances they send to support their families and businesses.
Karua assured the Kenyans in South Sudan that she would raise their concerns with relevant authorities and reminded them that the elections was a defining moment for Kenya and called upon them to use their votes wisely and vote to enhance the fight against corruption and impunity.
Karua was accompanied by the deputy chair of NARC Kenya Hon. Augustine Lotodo a former Member of East African Legislative Assembly with vast experience in regional cooperation and Mrs. Tabitha Mutero NARC Kenya candidate for Women Representative Nairobi County - an accomplished business woman in Juba and Nairobi.