August 22, 2016 / 1:21 PM / a year ago

Kenya says wants U.N. force deployed in South Sudan 'sooner rather than later'

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) flanked by Kenya's Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed (R) attends a meeting with Foreign Affairs Ministers from Eastern Africa in Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan foreign minister Amina Mohamed said on Monday she wanted a Security Council-sanctioned U.N. protection force to be deployed in South Sudan “sooner rather than later” but that its deployment could be gradual.

Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Louise Ireland

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