Kenyan President William Ruto Holds Talks With Sudanese Paramilitary Commander  Dagalo

Kenyan President William Ruto Holds Talks With Sudanese Paramilitary Commander Dagalo

By Spy Uganda Correspondent

Nairobi: President William Ruto has held talks with the Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces Leader General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in State House, Nairobi.

In a statement on his social media page, Ruto said their discussions focused on the conflict in Sudan and how warring factions can come together and agree to negotiate a way out of the raging war.

President Ruto expressed confidence that the ongoing Intergovernmental Authority on Development talks “should bring about a political settlement that would effect a lasting peace in the country.”

General Dagalo’s meeting with President Ruto in Nairobi comes amid international pressure to cessation of hostilities against civilian populations.

The United States, United Kingdom and Norway singled out attacks by Hemetti-led RSF in West, Central and South Darfur in a joint statement on November 17.

A war between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) under Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) under Hemedti, rival factions of the military government of Sudan, began on 15 April 2023 during Ramadan.

Fighting has been concentrated around the capital city of Khartoum and the Darfur region.As of October 2023, between 9,000 and 10,000 people had been killed and 6,000 to 12,000 others injured.

 As of 29 December 2023, over 5.8 million were internally displaced and more than 1.5 million others had fled the country as refugees and many civilians in Darfur have been reported dead as part of the 2023 Masalit massacres an accessible web community

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