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UN sacked me to save face, ex-UN commander Johnson Ondieki tells vetting panel

Turkish envoy nominee Johnson Ondieki has defended his sacking as South Sudan peacekeeping commander saying the UN took the decision “to save face for systematic failure”. Ondieki was sacked in November 2016, a situation that saw Kenya order its troops off the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) following the stand-off. He explained the reasons before the National Assembly Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations on Friday. Ondieki said he was sacrificed and a one-sided story was given about…

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