Two parliamentary committees in Kenya are considering proposing legislation to sanction South Sudanese warlords waging and advocating violence while living in comfort in Kenya.
The National Assembly’s Administration Committee and National Security, Defence and Foreign Relations Committee, Wednesday (East African Time), warned of targeted sanctions on perpetrators of violence in South Sudan.
“We cannot allow people to stage wars from the peace and comfort of hotels in Nairobi. The proposed sanctions will target property owned by the perpetrators including barring their children from attending costly schools in the country,” said National Security Committee chairman Asman Kamama.
Speaking at a press conference at the parliament in Nairobi, Mr Kamama and Defence Committee chairman Ndung’u Gethenji appeared to blame Machar for his call to war warning him of sanctions.
“We warn Mr Machar and his top generals that they will face tough sanctions when the two committees table a motion in Parliament and we urge him to pursue diplomatic channels,” Mr Gethenji said.
The MPs did not outline the likely timeline of the proposed legislation.