Speaking at State House Nairobi after a lengthy meeting attended by representatives of the IGAD peace process, the Arusha peace talks and 10 former SPLM officials, President Kenyatta announced that the South Sudan peace process will now have a new impetus to bring the war to an end.
The introduction of the ANC comes after interventions from Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who argued that the two warring factions were not upholding resolutions taken by IGAD and as such they were delaying the peace process.
SPLM split in January last year following accusations leveled against its vice president Riek Machar, Secretary General Pagan Amum and 4 others of subordination of party structures and corruption among many other charges. Riek Machar, who had immediately started a rebellion formed the SPLM in Opposition to challenge Salva Kiir, the party chairman and president of the country.
The youth groups which include; Jonglei Youth Union, Equatorial Students Union in Uganda, Support the Children, Juba University, SPLM-DC Youth group, Democratic Forum, ANC Youth Sector among others are demanding for direct youth representation and participation in the peace process.