Travellers frustrated at the Kenyan Embassy in Juba over visas

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South Sudanese nationals travelling to Kenya have today been in quagmire at the Kenyan Embassy in Juba.

Kenya’s new visa law requires that one must apply online for visa before travelling to Kenya.

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With slow internet and less resources and machines in South Sudan, the travellers are left stressed out.

Speaking to Ramciel Broadcasting this morning, a lady who intends to travel to Kenya was frustrated as she struggled to cope with the latest changes on the Kenyan visa issuance protocols.

“This is too much headache. Everything has become hard now. This online application is not favorable at all.” She lamented.

At the Kenyan Embassy, there were many people waiting for directives on what to do given that they intend to travel to Kenya.

Among the protocols pertaining to the issuance of visa, one traveller admitted to having been asked about what he was going to do in Kenya.

Many blamed the South Sudan’s government for poor diplomatic ties with other countries. This gives an hint of partial incorporation into East African Community – as things stand.

“The government has failed the country. That is why South Sudanese are not respected on many parts of the world,” said a politician who spoke to RB on condition of anonymity.

According to sources, South Sudan is one of the countries not listed by the Kenyan government to be part of the ‘visa on arrival’ issuance.

The other countries not required to pay for visas are Uganda and Tanzania.




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