CS Alfred Mutua reveals 3k Kenyans are stuck in Sudan

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 16 Apr, 2023 16:42 | < 1 min read
Foreign Affairs CS ALfred Mutua
Foreign Affairs CS ALfred Mutua. PHOTO/Courtesy

There are about 3,000 Kenyans stuck in Sudan following a war break out in the country, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr Alfred Mutua has revealed.

Mutua said that the government is in communication with national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) in a bid to try and evacuate them "once things cool off".

"We have almost three thousand Kenyans stuck in Sudan. We are in communication with KQ, and once things cool off, we will bring the Kenyans back here. I advise Kenyans in foreign countries to register with the embassies. That way, we can easily contact them," Mutua said.

Sudan war

On Saturday, clashes erupted between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group.

It’s not yet clear what triggered the fighting, but tensions have been high in Sudan following a stand-off between the two factions.

Sudan has been in political turmoil since Gen Burhan led the military in toppling a civilian government in October 2021.

Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence.

On Saturday, KQ suspended flights to Khartoum with their communications team saying passengers would be advised as the situation which is being monitored unfolds.

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