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MP publishes account details in response to Kiir’s corruption letter


June 23, 2012 (JUBA) - Awut Deng Acuil, a senior member of South Sudan’s governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), on Saturday published a list of her bank accounts and invited her wealth to be investigated.

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Awut Deng Acuil MP letter to Salva Kiir

Acuil is one of 75 top-level government officials who received a letter from South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir asking them to account for $4bn in missing government funds, since the SPLM took power in South Sudan in 2005.

She denied involvement in the allegation and is one of the few South Sudanese politicians to declare their innocence after the existence of Kiir’s letter was made public.

The SPLM MP for Tonj East in Warrap State released the details of her four accounts on Saturday, two of which are in Kenya.

“I am one of those who have received the letter from the office of the President regarding the $4 Billion that was stolen. I am going to go public to clear myself", Acuil said before the South Sudan National Legislative Assembly on June 12.

The official said she did not vote for the independence of South Sudan last year in order "to steal public funds” and that she was making her bank accounts public for the purpose of accountability and transparency.

She added that it was time each of the accused follow suit or be identified as a corrupt official in the court of public of opinion.

“Since I receive the letter from the office of the president, I am inviting the public to review and scrutinize my personal financial information as well as my background”, Acuil said in a press release.

“I am not above the law; therefore, I would welcome any investigations", she adds.

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Awut Deng Acuil MP letter to Salva Kiir


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  • 24 June 2012 09:14, by Manyieldit

    Thanks Awul, But if I can ask you this simple question, why do you have two SSP account in South Sudan? secondly who knows the account you open in a name of some else may your child or your close relatives? pliz you should remember very well that your relationship with President is over, what you should know is that going to bed with sweet heart of another woman is not easy and carry lot of curse.

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    • 24 June 2012 09:17, by Manyieldit

      you were enjoying without know you cross into the Lioness territory. Now you are facing the music just relax and let the law take it course.

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      • 24 June 2012 10:05, by Xeno

        Anyone believing in the following two individuals is a fool:

        1. Awut D. Achuil
        2. Dr. Lual Achuek

        They think the can outsmart Kiir hope to do the same with the public...!!! thats BS. It is not going to work Period.

        AWutdit, listing A/C numbers to the public is not enough. What is in those a/c anyway?

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      • 24 June 2012 11:09, by Peter Marko

        To dumb ass called: Manyieldit

        You, dumb ass called Manyieldit, should stick to the point of the article, and not talk about madam Awout private life. The article is about her accounts she makes them public in response to the president letter regarding the $4 billion looted money. The article is not about Awout being accused by the first lady for sleeping with her husband, President Kiir. Got it.

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        • 24 June 2012 11:11, by Peter Marko

          The fact that she has published her accounts and invited the ani-corruption to come and investigate her is an indicative of having nothing to hide, at least that is how I see it. If you see it differently, then fine. Let us not rush to the judgment, we should wait and see the outcomes of the investigation.....

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          • 24 June 2012 11:16, by Peter Marko

            Why are you concern about who she open her leg to, excuse my language here readers. Since she is a widow and still young, Awout has every right to enter into relationship with whomever she deems appropriate and suitable.....

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            • 24 June 2012 11:17, by Peter Marko

              What do you mean by saying “ you should remember very well that your relationship with President is over, what you should know is that going to bed with sweet heart of another woman is not easy and carry lot of curse.”? ....

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              • 24 June 2012 11:19, by Peter Marko

                What kind of a man could say such thing? I bet you are not a man at all; in fact, you are a lady who disguises herself in a man name. if you are a lady, and hate Awout because you suspect that she has an affair with a man whom you have crushed on him, president kiir, then this is not a right place to express your hatred. Got it, DUMBY.

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          • 24 June 2012 11:19, by Manyieldit

            Marko, let talk the reality here brother. We are all South Sudanese and well vast with most of the sensitive information of our country be it private, personal or public. I did not insult any one nor am I going to insult you too but the fact must be said no matter how bitter it is. You yourself you have seen how devastating the Public services of our country is, this cause by her time in the

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            • 24 June 2012 11:24, by Manyieldit

              office as Minister, most of our jobs are been taken by foreigners while jobs and work permit were authorized and given by her office to the foreigners without regulating them putting into consideration the jobs which are not suppose to be given to foreigners can imagine this? So let not take it to ourselves but lets speak the truth.

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              • 24 June 2012 15:07, by Mabior Dhongbang

                Manyiel those are prostitutes to your uncle ,iam worning you about Awur ,and Dr Lual they have done the best to come public ,why is ur uncle kiir keeping quite to show us what is in his account in Australia etc ,plus your un educated thefts ,kiir though nobody was going to come public but there brave clean S Sudanese like Lual ,and Awur ,they are from clean background ,their source of money valid.

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                • 24 June 2012 15:25, by Xeno

                  AWUT ACHUIL AND DR. LUAL DENG just want to be ahead of their games.....who is foolish to believe somebody listing millions of account numbers without showing what is in those accounts? Kiir must stick to the course, prosecutes them becoz you know they are thieves that why you sent them letters.

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    • 24 June 2012 14:36, by Loko El Pollo

      please have respect someone else’s mother,your freedom of speech have cross the limit here.no amount of money lost will let you as far as somebody love life.every body deserves love wether crooky or straight.a widow or widower have needs.buying favors is everwhere if the time is right.

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    • 24 June 2012 14:43, by Mabior Dhongbang

      To Manyiel
      Pliz i want to tell you something you do not know Dr Lual have worked with world bank for more than 16 years which non of your relatives including you does not know. the letter to Lual by the president does not mean he was corrupt ,but it was written to all former official, because your uncle KIIR does not know who took the money,and even he does not know which formal was used.

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      • 24 June 2012 15:19, by Xeno


        Do you remember the New York based billioaire who was ripping off people’s money through organized financial scam? Now connect the dots. Being riched or worked for famous institutions do not quench insatiable financial greeds. Lualdit is one of the 75 culprits no less no more.

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  • 24 June 2012 10:05, by mohammed ali

    Just let me understand this. 1.3 millions + 5.5 million dollars, that is almost 7 million dollars, just ignore the shillings and possibly SSP inside SS. That is her savings in only 6 years period! So what do the thieves do? Waw, this really frighteing! We have ignored your properties inside & outside SS, yet you have 7 million dollars from a public service salary! Waw! You must be very courageous!

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    • 24 June 2012 10:09, by Xeno

      Mohammed Ali,

      Where did you get your numbers sir, 7 million to be specific? Calm your overzealous temps and revist the article.

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      • 24 June 2012 10:25, by Akook

        AWUT DENG, congrats! madam, you are an iron lady ever for South Sudan.

        I am wondering how internet these days is so flated up by Kiir’s corupt cohorts.

        Manyieldit, Xeno etc, trying to disgrace this noble move by iron lady are forever a shame S Sudan fight against this disease. You are just Kiir’s paid staff to defend here whatever nonsense they have done to corrupt this nation. U’ll not win

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        • 24 June 2012 11:33, by Xeno


          Do you know the meaning of this word: CLASS-CONSCIOUSNESS? If you know it, then you are a pervert who sees thing just beyond his nose. If you do not know, look it up...ok

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    • 24 June 2012 10:32, by Peter Marko

      Give me a break!You, Mohammed Ali, are the last one to talk about the corruption in S. Sudan. Look, the high ranking NCP officials have on average above $1,000,000,000 ( one billion US Dollars) in their account that put aside in Malassia banks. Your master, Al-Bashit, has $9,000,000,000 in his personal account, according to the cable published by weakileak.

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      • 24 June 2012 10:33, by Peter Marko

        Unlike NCP regime leader who does not have a courage to admit the prevalence of corruption in his government, President Kiir has publically acknowledge the problem and he is working hard to solve the problem. Do not rush to the conclusion, let us wait and see whether she will account for all this money when she is investigated.

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        • 24 June 2012 10:33, by Peter Marko

          For your information, Dhal Acuil, the deceased husband of madam Awout is a renowned politician and he made a fortune as businessman before joining the SPLA/M. So who knows, she might got some of this money as inherit for her deceased husband.

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          • 24 June 2012 11:26, by Xeno

            Peter marko,

            ...so you are premeditating what Awuot Achuil going to say when her hidden money is found right? That is a methodology at work. Let’s see how it will play out. Kiir Mayardit is no fool. There is no way he would put this widow called Awuot on the list of the most infamous stooges who looted the public fund. Kiir knows better that Awuot illegally have rewarded herself like the other 74

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            • 24 June 2012 22:15, by SeekingTruth

              This is why many people in the world considered South Sudanese to be very naive at all levels. I am directing this to Manyiel, Xeno, and others who see no farther than on their noses. If it wasn’t supposedly of your personal hatred, what would be so wrong with the few individuals who granted the law as well as the general public to investigate their wrong doings while serving the public?

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              • 24 June 2012 22:27, by SeekingTruth

                cont...Remember too, you’re innocent until proven guilty by law. I applauded Miss Awut and Dr. Lual for their openness in this case. What will you guys say about the rests of the 73 officials who haven’t come out public yet including the President himself? Also, you got to remember it was Miss Awut who announced the transparency public screening in all sections of gov’t institutions.....

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                • 24 June 2012 22:38, by SeekingTruth

                  cont...The move was supposedly to save eliminating such things as corruptions and the likes. However, the idea was sabotaged by the President who thought it would may be jeopardize the current status of an employment in South Sudan whereby any successful official can bring in any of their relatives regardless of their qualifications whatsoever. Miss Awut resigned as a result. .....

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                  • 24 June 2012 22:47, by SeekingTruth

                    Truth must be told as one of you has mentioned somewhere in this article, don’t you think it’s more shameful when you failed miserably to talk of the real issue while pretending to sound so much alarm on what is less bothering? Kiir himself was standing at 38 million US dollars when they released the official personal wealth in foreign countries bank accounts. Do the math and compare that with 7..

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                    • 24 June 2012 22:49, by SeekingTruth

                      $ million some of you have alluded to. Do the math and see who is nakedly corruptionist here???

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  • 24 June 2012 23:05, by panom lualbil


    It’s wrong to used impolite languages against when corrupter volunteered to tell whether or not he/she stole some of $4M. You dont know but members of SSACC who scrutinized this 75 officials knew and could explain their findings. Afterall, ladies in some cultures of s sudan are rarely to steal but though dont interupt them being show up.

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  • 25 June 2012 11:01, by siddaw


    the money lovers are know in a position of fooling the public as they did to kiir. for their information. this is a literate public. not the ones whom you can steal the money in the present but had nothing to say. please return back the country’s money. failure to that. you will be stuck in what you will always remember.

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