President Salva Kiir who traveled to Kampala, Uganda this morning has met Rebecca Nyandeng and Former Detainees in presence of Ugandan president at State House Entebbe.

The meeting was part of President Museveni’s initiative to unite divided SPLM leaders in a bid to bring peace in the country.

“Museveni has this afternoon received his South Sudan counterpart, Salva Kiir and his delegation at State House, Entebbe to discuss pertinent political issues affecting South Sudan with a view to re-unite the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) so that Africa’s newest independent country could realize peace and stability,” part of the statement released by Uganda’s State House reads.

Museveni and Kiir

The initiative to reunite the now polarized SPLM party started on May 28 at Entebbe with Museveni and World Bank’s Director of Conflict, Violence and Fragility engaging the leaders of different factions.

The second meeting took place two days later but the rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar who didn’t attend the first one again failed to appear.

The reunification initiative which is rejected by rebel leader Riek Machar was attended by some members of former detainees but Pagan Amum, Majak Agot, Cirino Iteng and Gier Chuang were absent. The government is yet to release a statement on the outcome of the meeting.