South Sudan rebel spokesman abducted in Kenya

South Sudan’s rebel movement on Thursday called on Kenya’s government to help in the search of James Gatdet Dak, its Spokesman, who was kidnapped on Wednesday in his home in Nairobi.

The Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) said it suspected South Sudanese security officials and Kenyan gangs of being behind the kidnapping.

SPLM/A-IO Leader Riek Machar is to be in South Africa, where he received medical treatment after fleeing fighting in July.

Machar first fled the fighting to Congo, from where he moved on to Sudan’s capital Khartoum for treatment.

A power struggle between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Machar escalated into a military conflict in December 2013.

Tens of thousands have been killed and about 2.5 million displaced.

The two sides formed a unity government in April, with Machar reinstated as vice president, but the renewed fighting that erupted in July, dashed the hopes of peace.

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