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March 28, 2014 (NAIROBI) – Kenyan authorities on Friday arrested South Sudan president Salva Kiir’s son for causing trouble in the family after getting drunk in neighbouring country’s capital, Nairobi.

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South Sudan first lady Mary Ayen Mayardit in New York (File Photo/Larco Lomayat)

Manut Kiir Mayardit was arrested by the Kenyan police for assaulting his sister Winnie after drunkenness in the family’s luxury residence on Manyani East Road, the Kenyan Daily Nation reported on Friday.

South Sudan’s first lady, Mary Ayendit reportedly alerted the police about the violent behaviour of her 23-year old son who was arrested after he became uncontrollable.

Nairobi county police commander, Benson Kibue, said the police had to intervene when the suspect became violent, prompting the family to inform the authorities.

Officers led by Muthangari chief inspector, Hannington Kirimi, rushed to Ayendit’s residence where they arrested Manut and took him into custody.

President Kiir’s son was to be charged with assault and being drunk and disorderly but was released unconditionally on Friday.

"We decided to release him after the family informed us that they had solved the matter amicably," the police chief told the Kenyan daily.

When journalists visited the family’s residence for a follow-up interview, family members claimed they were not aware of the incident and that Manut left for Juba a day before.

A Wednesday record at the police station, however, indicated that the South Sudanese leader’s son was placed in custody while intoxicated.

President Kiir, 62, has ruled South Sudan since 2005 and after its independence in July 2011.

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  • 29 March 2014 08:14, by dinkdong

    Like father like son. Go Manut

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    • 29 March 2014 18:19, by Johndumo14

      The 23 years old man may be driving his car while drunk,plice must check him all the time,this is not Juba ,here is Nairobi Kenya where there is law and order ,not South sudan that you do what you like.

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    • 29 March 2014 19:03, by Rommel

      Oh dear lord, Salva Kiir’s family is broken. This is one of the many terrible consequences of the war; we now have teenagers routinely getting drunk and running amok. Prior to the war, men in their 20s couldn’t touch alcohol let alone abuse it, lest they were hell bent on tarnishing their family name.

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      • 29 March 2014 19:07, by Rommel

        It is the wise parent who gives his child roots and wings. (Chinese Proverb)
        And below is the modern rendition of it:
        Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, Wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught them.

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        • 29 March 2014 19:38, by Rommel

          Manut Kiir Mayardit is behaving like a callow, disturbed, self-absorbed little twit with an entitlement complex — violently lashing out like an infant having a temper tantrum. Are these the people that we are suppose to regard as our ruling elite? They’re pathetic! God, it’s as if they’ve all had brain enemas. Our new motto should be: South Sudan — mis-’governed’ by brain-dead ghouls.

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  • 29 March 2014 08:16, by Mi diit

    Well, he competes with his father for a legacy of drunkenness. Ahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........

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    • 29 March 2014 11:02, by AUGUSTINO DENG

      It is a big shame to Salva Kiir and his wife Ayen Basilladid to allow their son to behave like that. It meant the son might have seen this practice from their parents. It is so absurd to hear from Kenya police that the son of the South Sudan president was arrest because he was drunken and behave stupidly without controlling himself. In fact,South Sudan need a right president.

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      • 29 March 2014 12:29, by Ayom Ayom

        Perhaps you could be the right President, try your lack

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      • 29 March 2014 12:54, by omoni jr.

        HAHAHAHAH
        HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA
        This is a big and dumb embarrassment to the family of the Head of State,RSS. hahahaha, 23 yrs old Manut salva drunk and became violent and harassed his sister,Very bad indeed, Shame to you all,

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  • 29 March 2014 10:43, by tootke’bai-ngo

    POOR LADY, MAMA AYENDIT HAVE REALLY TRIED TO DO EVERYTHING TO BRING HER KIDS UP AS GOOD PEOPLE. HOWEVER, NOW THEY HAVE GROWN INTO BIG STRONG MEN & ALCOHOLIC ON TOP, SHE REALY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CALL THE AUTHORITY TO CONTROL THE SITUATION.
    PLEASE! LET THEIR DAD DO HIS FATHERY PART THIS TIME, YOU HAVE DONE ENOUGH DURING THE BUSH YEARS & DURING THE RESETTLEMENT IN AUSTRALIA. GOOD LUCK.

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  • 29 March 2014 11:29, by Axiox

    I fail to see how this qualifies as news? more the lines of defaming gossip.. Manut was a good kid growing up, we used to play together. I don’t know why he would feel the need for alcohol when he has a good life but I hope he straightens up; one’s image is everything.

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    • 29 March 2014 11:58, by Son of Ngundeng

      Some example in Arabic, [ wad al par a paar] meaning the rat must teach his son how to dig a hole, same to the familly of a fool President, mother she is drankard and father he is drankard, we cannot blam their son because he was brought up by alcoholic system at home Poor Boy.

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  • 29 March 2014 16:32, by Konan

    Correction " Wad al Far Haffar" ??? ????? ????

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    • 30 March 2014 06:50, by thomas

      OK, that makes a lot more sense.

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