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S. Sudan’s Kiir cautions family members over public conduct

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March 30, 2014 (JUBA) – Perturbed by last week’s negative media portrayal of a family member, South Sudan President Salva Kiir has cautioned his relatives against misconduct while in public.

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South Sudan president Salva Kiir (AP)

“I have always told you to behave in a way that would not create inconveniences to other people, because the way you conduct yourself would be interpreted to mean different things by some people”, Kiir reportedly told his family members on Saturday.

“The real issue would be twisted and politicized”, stressed the president.

A Kenyan daily reported on Friday that the president’s 23-year old son, Manut Kiir Mayardit was briefly detained by Police after he allegedly assaulted his sister while drunk.

This anti-social behavior is what could have prompted the head of the world’s youngest nation to convene the meeting during which he caution all family members, wherever they resided, to refrain from habits that would attract public attention.

“You have to understand that you would never be alone wherever you go. So be careful with whatever you do”, said Kiir, describing as “unfortunate” media’s coverage of the incident.

“It is unfortunate that you would never be left to live like any other persons, which is act of interference with privacy and individual life and the people [media] who do this should know that they are stepping into other people’s life”, the president reportedly stressed.

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT

Article 22 of South Sudan’s Transitional Constitution states that the privacy of all persons shall be inviolable; no person shall be subjected to interference with his or her private life, family, home or correspondence, save in accordance with the law.

The article does not, however, specify which private lives should not be interfered with and whether such provisions were confined to individuals inside the country or not.

A critic of the president called the incident a “total failure” by the latter to manage his family.

“Some people may be struggling to find interpretations of this incident, but for me, it is a total failure on the part of the President to manage his own family, which is a clear reflection on how he is managing the nation,” a senior member of the ruling party (SPLM) said Sunday.

“If you cannot manage your own family, it follows automatically that it won’t be possible managing millions of people with different family members from different ethnic ground”, added the official, who preferred anonymity.

Another critic said children learn from environments in which they are brought and that any misconduct from a member of the first family was negatively reflected on the whole nation.

“What happened it Nairobi may be construed to mean an individual, failure but it can also be interpreted to mean the failure of the whole country, because this is the conduct of the family of president of the nation”, said the critic.

“Some people from outside South Sudan may interpret it to mean a general conduct of the people of this country. We would automatically be viewed as violence country”, he added.

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  • 31 March 07:54, by Majak Mangar Chawul

    Dear South Sudanese and media staff, This incidence which have happened to president family usual happens to anyone who has family including you who is reporting could be worse in managing family affairs because if you were to know why did you disseminate and it is does not mean that ,it is the failure of their parents or the environment . I wish if we could separate politics from family issue

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    • 31 March 08:03, by Mi diit

      See, incompetent Kiir still doesn’t know that a president and his family members are a public property. What they do is conduct themselves with dignity, not that president, wife his sons freely get drunk and initiate violence or daughters get impregnated by whoever. Can somebody educate this president who goes to Home and Away hotel and thinks it is a private lifestyle?

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      • 31 March 08:08, by Mi diit

        Here in American when president Bill Clinton had a private sexual affair with Monica Lowinsky, it became a public matter which almost cost him his presidency. But Kiir was lucky to be in uncivilized society when he last year impregnated a Catholic church choir girl in Kator church and nobody dared talking about it.

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    • 31 March 08:10, by Naath

      Majak Mangar Chawul,the president fail to acknowledge or admit his complete failure from the family and the nation,his son selling drugs with stealing money and want to have sex with his sister and even his mum to that is the reason

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      • 31 March 08:22, by Mi diit

        See, Kiir even looks drunk in the picture in this article. Oh my God! The president is also reportedly diagnosed with serious lung problem because of heavy drinking. Is this not a public concern? Also doesn’t he make some of the wrong decisions under the influence of alcohol?

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        • 31 March 12:14, by moto

          MIIDIT,
          THIS IS FIRST TIME FOR ME TO AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT,IN THAT PICTURE HE IS SO CONFUSE AND DRUNK EVEN HE DOESN’T,T KNOW WHAT IS TALKING ABOUT.NO REGRET IT WAS INHERIT FROM HIM.OUR IS IN THE BOTTLE OF WHISKEY.

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        • 31 March 18:26, by Rommel

          Mi diit:
          You are an incredibly mentally sick little man. Now, we all know that Salva Kiir’s son -Manut Kiir Mayardit- was under the influence of alcohol when he was arrested for being violent toward his sister. That’s a fact. What is most certainly not a fact, is your perverted assertion that Manut Kiir Mayardit was arrested after trying to *rape* his mother and sister. Please provide evidence.

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          • 31 March 19:56, by Mi diit

            Rommel,
            On the contrary, you are the one who is mentally sick. Where have I said that Manut Kiir Mayardit “raped” his mother. I never commented like that. Can you prove it to me and quote me where I have that comment? You are a confused fool!

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            • 31 March 20:17, by Rommel

              Mi diit:
              I am quite certain that you and Naath are one and the same — one of your multiple pseudonyms that you use on this site. ’thieleling’ and ’Gatwech’ were the last pseudonyms that you used. You have a history of lying, embellishing and of distorting the facts, and you never quite seem able to back up your assertions.

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              • 1 April 05:05, by Mi diit

                Rommel,
                Is this foolish argument what you present as proof, evidence, etc? How are you sure with evidence, as you like to call it, that I and Naath or Thieleling, etc are/were the same? Based on guessing and presumptions, right? You are 100% damn wrong, Mr. gossiper. You better apologize to me for putting words in my mouth and defaming me.

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    • 31 March 09:49, by Sir King

      Son of drunkard becomes a drunkard nothing else and if Kiir Mayardit failed to manage his own family, do South Sudanese think that he can manage this nation. He fails the nation like failed his own family.
      Kiir should resign because he is not fit to lead this nation.

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    • 31 March 10:03, by Kumbo

      my friend stop that of your story, Dinka is a Dinka even if he comes from another world he remains Dinka that is their habit Drinking and reasoning like animals so Mr President why are you surprise of your own behavior it was you who touch him to behave like that with your little brain which is equal to bird’s brain and birds are more better than you coz they reason

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  • 31 March 07:55, by Kumbo

    The Boy learn this from the father and mother when they drink and start to fight now here they boy is not yet married he would have beat his wife since not having wife he decided to beat his Sister in an animal brain lol the president should just resign from his post since he can’t control his own family what about we South Sudanese with different cultures

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    • 31 March 08:02, by Naath

      Mr president, if you can’t manage your family than can’t the whole nation, just resign from the post you hold and go to village and started again

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    • 31 March 08:05, by Majak Mangar Chawul

      Hahahahaha I do wondered the craziness of internet writers of posting something which is irrelevant to politics. What connect the president resignation with family affairs? Have you married? if yes, how are u managing them? did ur sons and daughters married or yet? please change urself before changing others. Write ur full name like me so that you may be know.I’m Majak Mangar from Lakes State n u

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      • 31 March 08:23, by Naath

        Majak Mangar Chawul.you come from animals state which is Lake with every women walking naked in lake captal holdind her gun to protect her alcohol from primitive Matur Chut who replace educated Governor Chol Tony,so now you are caelessely tell us not to criticise this shameless family who are managing ss poorly,listen 90 people kills in one week in lake state a lone,what is step dad kiir doing

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      • 31 March 10:19, by Kumbo

        Majak Mangar from Lakes State you are just a fool let me tell you this a Dinka is a Dinka so that is why you are supporting you mother Kiir Museveni first of all let me asked you how much is the salary of a president? secondly do you know the assets he have from where did he got that money it is Public money of South Sudanese People which he is miss managing so the Public has the right

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      • 31 March 10:24, by Kumbo

        Majak Mangar from Lakes State let me tell you again if you are feeding from Peoples’ blood then People have right in you internal private affairs if you don’t know in fact you need to grow up dear Majak hope I don’t hurt you the president is a good example to the entire world representing his people if it was we who elect Kiir to be our president we have right to question his character.

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      • 31 March 10:30, by Kumbo

        Majak Mangar from Lakes State sorry I forgot to put my name here is my name Dr Ronald Makmot John from Acholi Tribe Eastern Equatoria don’t think I’m Afraid of my Identity

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  • 31 March 07:56, by Mi diit

    See, incompetent Kiir still doesn’t know that a president and his family members are a public property. What they do is conduct themselves with dignity, not that president, wife his sons freely get drunk and initiate violence or daughters get impregnated by whoever. Can somebody educate this president who goes to Home and Away to drink an thinks it is a private lifestyle?

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  • 31 March 08:04, by Joseph Canada

    why would you warn your family in the public as if you are politicizing the situation. Its not our business to know how you advice your family matters. This is the kind of lunacy we are talking about in this country.

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    • 31 March 08:15, by Mi diit

      Ahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….. May be he forgot the inconsistency in advising them in public.

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    • 31 March 08:16, by Majak Mangar Chawul

      The president had been leading the army from two decades without joining the the Arabs like what some of the leaders who are opposing Kiir government had done including u and ur mother. Why should u not praise Kiir and his entire leadership for the welfare he had granted u even ur mother is free from sexual harassment because ur fathers are the one to fuck ur mother alone and by then Arab used for

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      • 31 March 08:25, by Mi diit

        Majak Manger,
        Look at your language of a drunken family. This is exactly proving what we are worried about and talking about.

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  • 31 March 08:55, by 4Justice

    Pack Deine Sachen and go you are bloody useless!

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  • 31 March 09:04, by tootke’bai-ngo

    WATCH OUT! MANUT KIIR IS SUCH A TERRIBLE ROLE MODEL TO OUR YOUTH, NOT ONLY A DRUNKARD,INSULTER, DRUGS DEALER, HE IS ALSO A COLD BLOOD MURDERER LIKE THE FATHER. HE STABBED HIS FELLOW S.SUDANESE TEENAGE TO DEATH IN AUS. SHORTLY AFTER HIS FATHER BECAME PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN SUDAN.
    OFCOURSE, HE GOT AWAY WITH IT UNDER DIPLOMATIC A MUNITY WHICH PROTECTS FOREIGN DIGNITARIES INCLUDING PRESIDENT,S FAMILY.

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  • 31 March 09:12, by tootke’bai-ngo

    WATCH OUT! MANUT KIIR IS SUCH A TERRIBLE ROLE MODEL TO OUR YOUTH, NOT ONLY A DRUNKARD,INSULTER, DRUGS DEALER, HE IS ALSO A COLD BLOOD MURDERER LIKE THE FATHER. HE STABBED HIS FELLOW S.SUDANESE TEENAGE TO DEATH IN AUS. SHORTLY AFTER HIS FATHER BECAME PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN SUDAN.
    OFCOURSE, HE GOT AWAY WITH IT UNDER DIPLOMATIC A MUNITY WHICH PROTECTS FOREIGN DIGNITARIES INCLUDING PRESIDENT,S FAMILY.

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  • 31 March 09:17, by Jubawe

    Majak Mangar Chawul, what’s the difference between family affair & nation internal affair, if you known it’s family affair Kirr allow Uganda to interfere into our internal affair, are you village man since viva cell provide internet inside bush we get kind people like u try talk shit that they got no idea. Keep raiding cattles inside bush or go back to Kakuma camp than announce other people

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    • 31 March 09:29, by Majak Mangar Chawul

      It has come into my mind that, all these writers are crazed. When are you going to know the reality and some are claiming to be politicians without base of politics.hahahah shame on you idiot guys and leave the president because he is more capable than any post coming president due to his stand with south Sudan from time of war in 1983 to independent time of 2011 which u were able to know ur right

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  • 31 March 09:36, by tootke’bai-ngo

    CONT. WHO KNOWS, MAYBE MANUT HAVE DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE INCIDENT. HE HAS A RIGHT AS A BROTHER TO DECIPLINE HIS SISTER WHO PROBABLY TRYING TO MESS AROUND LIKE HER SIS. ADUT KIIR WHOSE HER STORY EMBRASSED S.SUDANESE AROUND THE WORLD IN OCT, 2011. WHO WOULD NOT GET FRUSTRATED IF BORN UNTO SUCH PARENT? prostitute/drunkard mom, dad & now sisters? kiir should do DNA LAB find out which child is his since

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  • 31 March 09:49, by tootke’bai-ngo

    CONTINUTION......
    SINCE MARY AYENDIT DO NOT KNOW THE FATHERS OF HER CHILDREN EITHER, SHE GOT PREGNANTED WITH MOST KIDS WHILE DRUNK IN ITANG. AND NOW DAUGHTERS ARE MESSING AROUND LIKE DAD IN JUBA WITH FALLEN,S COMRADES DAUGHTERS.

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  • 31 March 09:54, by 4Justice

    Folks, has anyone seen the Leaked GIB report yet?

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  • 31 March 10:00, by Ambago

    Mr President should have considered issuing a presidential decree reshuffling his family of drunkards. Manut was arrested because was involed in a family fight while maximully drunk. even the son of Uhuru would have received a similar negative media coverage if he goes drinking and fighting in the City. Well done young Mayardit! You can say any thing, but alcoholism is right in this family’s DNA!

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  • 31 March 10:29, by Uncle J

    From day one when that news got out, I knew it that desperate hopeless leaders who claimed themselves top SPLM/A politicians would make negative interpretations. Drinking is normal and whoever twisting it around for Kiir failure is so ridiculous maybe who knows that as-hole is trying to be a smart ass in the media while in the dark he can drink like a horse*

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  • 31 March 10:32, by Joseph

    Kiir family and South Sudan fail because of his incompetence.

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  • 31 March 12:17, by Jubawe

    President Kirr should issue degree to reshuffle his family and suck any alcoholic kids like him from home aaaaaaaah,

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    • 31 March 12:37, by moto

      YES YOU ARE RIGHT,HE WOULD HAVE ISSUE ANOTHER DECREE AND RESHUFFLING IN THE FAMILY INCLUDING HIMSELF.HAHAHAHAHAHH-----GOVERNMENT OF KLEPTOCRACY ARE SO CONFUSE.

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  • 31 March 14:09, by Gat Gan Kiir

    Kiir’s son try to have sex with his sister, what a shame family brought up with primitive mind. It’s better to be led by monkey than be be led by this criminal family. It’s culture of despair, change is badly needed urgently. The world’s laughing at us

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    • 31 March 17:52, by Naath

      Gat Gan Kiir,Just wait for some week you hear the really reason,manut have sex alreaday with his sister and try to rape his mum too,that is the reason.But in some day the report will be clear,shame family,i told you many times dinka life is like monkey life whereby everyone acting according to his/her own brain,no family rule,brother and sister having sex,confuse kiir is gone for good,fail family

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  • 31 March 18:42, by American Missile.

    People must respect privacy of the president’s family.

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  • 1 April 06:25, by Positive Thinker

    What is private in this case? Any body who claim to love president should really critique how the first family is conducting itself. How can a first son got drunk in a foreign Country and assault his sister in presence of a mother. And the mother not mindful of backlash call the police. And some people still think it is private matter. It really shameful.

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