SOUTH SUDAN REBEL LEADERS WILL NOT BE DEPORTED, COURT SAYS.

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South Sudanese nationals who are petitioners two rebel leaders loyal to South Sudan’s former Vice President Riek Machar before high Court Judge, Justice Luka Kimaru at Milimani Law Court in Nairobi on Friday January 27,2017(PHOTO BY SAM).

BY SAM ALFAN.

The High Court has stopped the deportation of two rebel leaders loyal to South Sudan’s former Vice President Riek Machar.

Justice Luka Kimaru further directed that mobile providers provide communication data to determine the whereabouts of other leaders Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri Izbon

According to the petition filed in court, former deputy chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for constitutional affairs Dong Samuel Luak and chairperson of the SPLM-IO committee for humanitarian affairs Aggrey Idri Izbon have been missing since Monday this week.

The petitioners argue that the Kenyan authorities have denied knowledge of the disappearance of the two opposition officials in Nairobi.

The court heard that the applicants were unlawfully detained on 23rd contrary to article 47 of the constitution of Kenya adding that the family of the two missing people reported with the police on the same day but no response has been forthcoming.

They further argued that there is a high likelihood that if the court does not intervene, the two will be deported back to their war torn country with serious ramifications as to their safety.

“I am reliably informed that the deportation is underway, my sources are reliable and confidential,” argues Eddy Orinda.

Proceedings resume Tuesday next week.

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