Kenya’s government has deployed six hundred security forces in the Nadapal border, authority in Kapoeta East County reported.
It accused the neighboring Kenyan of violated borderline and cross into South Sudan territory beyond the normal counterpart demarcation.
The state government has seen such a move uncertain marginal that violate regional boundary. An eyewitness said Kenyan soldiers were seen pushing their invasion toward South Sudan, patrolling using a helicopter.
Nadapal is located in the southwest of Kapoeta East County, near the border with the Rift Valley province of Kenya. The Nadapal belt is an area stretching 25 kilometers (16 mi) southward from South Sudan to Lokichogio in Kenya.
The executive director of Kapoeta East, Juma Justine, said Kenya forces were deployed in South Sudan territory last month without clear justification. A claim this news media can’t independently verify.
According to the official, recent deployment has caused fear among the civilians and pastoralists in the area.
Justine narrated that the two communities of Toposa and Turkana have to share grazing lands without a feud.
It’s unclear why Kenya deployed forces at which spark anxiety among people.
“It is true since misunderstanding of the road Kenyan when to come up to Nakondo our people come out from there since they say this place is not ours. And yet it is our territory that place they deployed their security personnel.”
Juma has urged the communities to avoid panicking or cause any problem. “You should remain patient until the government solves the issue with the Kenyan counterparts.”
David Eriga, Secretary, based in Kapoeata County, has confirmed its forces to the border took place. He reaffirmed that the area where the Kenyan troops deployed were within South Sudan territory and not Kenya land, according to the map of “1914-1926”.
“Yeah, indeed deployment of Kenyan forces is true is not at the border it is in our territory by 1914-1926 as per our independent 1956. The area where currently they are the territory of the Sudan which currently, which is South Sudan elemi triangle also to discuss is part of Sudan gave,” Eriga said.
David blamed that the Kenya government has interfered with South Sudan, which violates the regional borderline. He urges the public to be patient as the National government is working hard to resolve the matter.
Singaita FM in Kapoeta contacted an official from the Kenya government on Tuesday, but decline to comment said was not authorized to talk. He refers to the station to speaks to the District Commissioner in Lokichogio. The Commissioner couldn’t answer numerous telephone calls in an attempt to get his view in this article.