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Recalled KDF soldiers arrive at JKIA from South Sudan -PHOTOS

A plane carrying 100 soldiers being the first batch of Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops from South Sudan has touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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The 100 were based in Wahu in Juba. KDF spokesman Lt Col Paul Njuguna says another 100 soldiers will arrive later in the day.


The Kenyan government has withdrawn its forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Unmiss) in protest against the sacking of Unmiss commander Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Early this month, Mr Ki-moon sacked Lt-Gen Ondieki following the release of an investigative report that documented failures at the top of Unmiss in responding to attacks in July on its headquarters and on civilian compounds in Juba.

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