Juba, July 9, 2010 (SSNA) — The ruling party of the semi-autonomous government of Southern Sudan said its chairman flew to Kenya for medical check-up, amid speculation he sufferered from ‘exhaustion’.
"It was exhaustion. He simply was not feeling well but there was nothing specific," the minister of cabinet affairs in the Government of Southern Sudan, Kosti Manibe, was quoted by Reuters as saying.
“He did have some check-up there (in Nairobi). There was nothing wrong with him. He just needs to rest…People should not be worried at all, adding the president’s check-up would not delay any of the discussions”.
The president of Southern Sudan left Juba for Nairobi last week and was expected to return on Sunday.
Tabitha Butrus Shokai, who is a member of the political bureau of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), told Reuters that “the president had gone to Nairobi for a general check-up and was in good health”.
It was not independently confirmed if the president still in hospital.
A high-level delegation from Sudan’s people Liberation Movement (SPLM) led by Dr. Riek Machar will meet officials from al-Bashir’s National Congress Party in Khartoum on Saturday.
The two partners will reaffirm their commitment to the full implementation of the CPA.