Calm returns to Kaya after rebel attack

Kaya town of Yei River state

Calm has returned to the town of Kaya near the Ugandan border after heavy fighting between government and opposition troops over the weekend, a top state official said.

Yei River State Governor David Lokonga said government forces have been deployed to protect civilians in the area and to deter anti-peace elements.

“The general security situation in Yei River State in all the greater counties of Yei, Morobo, Kajo-Keji and Lainya counties is peaceful. We are for peace but there are some people who are anti-peace. I want to assure you that Yei is calm and normal including its rural counties,” he said.

Source: Radio Tamazuj