In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar addresses a press conference in his private residence in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene, File)
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Machar telephoned Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto in a bid to halt Gatdet's deportation on the grounds of "profound fear for his life" but the spokesman was sent back anyway, Roman said.South Sudan President Salva Kiir's spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny also confirmed that Gatdet was back in the country, refusing to comment further.Kenya has responded to Tuesday's sacking of lieutenant general Johnson Ondieki by announcing it will pull its 1,050 troops out of South Sudan and drop plans to contribute soldiers to a planned U.N. regional force for Juba.Machar himself fled South Sudan following July's clashes between his rebel fighters and Kiir's government forces, and has been on the run ever since, turning up variously in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and South Africa.
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