A spokesperson for the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) James Gatdet (Dak) has been taken and has disappeared in Nairobi, Kenya, according to an opposition press release.
“James Gatdet was kidnapped this afternoon around 4:00 PM by unknown gunmen dressed in uniform who came to his house in Nairobi, Kenya. After picking him, his whereabouts is unknown up to this time as I am writing,” a spokesperson for the opposition, Dickson Gatluak, said in a press statement seen by Radio Tamazuj.
Although it is not clear if the two are related, the alleged disappearance came after Gatdet shared a Facebook post criticizing the Kenyan UN force commander in South Sudan Lieutenant General Johnson Ondieki, who was sacked by UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon two days ago.
On Thursday, Kenya said it was going to withdraw its peacekeepers from the UN mission and pull out of the peace process to protest the sacking of Lt Gen Ondieki.