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Who was behind the killing of civilians in Bor?


By Peter Gai Manyuon

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death", from unknown author.

April 21, 2014 - According to what had happened in Jonglei State Capital Bor on the 17th of April 2014 where one hundred and forty five (145) Nuer civilians were massacred in United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) Compound and two hundred and seventy five (275) people wounded, justify that someone like Michael Makuei Lueth who is the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of South Sudan is behind the scene. Why do I say this? On Friday 18th of April 2014, Comrade Makuei stated on both electronic and print media that “the people killed in the attack on the UN compound in Bor the previous day were ‘rebels’ who committed the ‘intolerable’ act of celebrating the fall of Bentiu, which was captured from government forces last Tuesday”. He also as well said “The genesis of the problems goes back to the recapture of Bentiu town by the rebels.”

Logically, what can you analyze as an individual citizen of South Sudan in this scenario where the Minster is inciting the violence? Base on my own intelligentsia and curative thinking, I think Makuei is very wrong to come out verbally with that statement and moreover, he is a National Minister for all representing the entire Republic of South Sudan. He is not the Minister for Bor South or whatever the case may be. Due to high level of disorganization or Lack of Public relations within him (Makuei), he aired out a word that might bring a very big problem to himself in the nearer future, if am not mistaken.

However, according to my own observation about Comrade Makuei, he is the one who instructed the soldiers to go and attack the UNIMISS Compound in Bor basing on what he had said during the time he addressed the Press conference last friday in Juba after the massacred happened already. Therefore the International Communities and South Sudanese should know that, Makuei Lueth is a criminal number one who deserves hanging from the President of the Republic of South Sudan because; he is the very person who is spoiling the government of Maryardit in Juba at this particular period of time.

Most of the people within the government of South Sudan thoughts that, this current crisis will not come to an end very soon but mind you; in every crisis, there is a beginning and ending; therefore those who did wrong things to the people of South Sudan especially on the tribal agenda, should be discipline afterward, so that other people should learn from the experiences.

Some people might ask themselves why I come with this article today. For your information by dear Countrymen and ladies, someone who has no boundaries in talking is good to be hang like what happen to the former President of Irag or given a life imprisonment for some times. More so , if the option of hang should not work, then he (Makuei) deserve to be indicted for the war crime against humanity because killing one hundred and forty five (145) civilians who have no arms ,moreover in the house of United Nation need a good investigation otherwise UNIMISS might be regarded as an Institution which is bias.

Someone like Mr. Makuei Lueth, deserves hanging after the war due to the fact that, he (Makuei) has gone beyond the jurisdictions of communications ethics and laws. Every profession has got its ethics and laws that should be respected.

Well, some people said that Makuei Lueth is a graduate of the University of Khartoum in faculty of Law but am not sure whether he (Lueth) really understood what he was doing at that time, I think he is among the people who like choosing courses because they have a good name due to my surprise, he does not deserve the title as the Lawyer. For those who are informed up stairs know that, Lawyers are people who can be evaluated from the way they talk, think and reacts toward certain things in society but for someone like Makuei, should go back and study Law very well again because right now he is spoiling the Legal Professional Internationally.

Since the crisis occurred last December 2013 in Juba, Comrade Makuei have been in forefront propagating and telling lies to the huge audiences across the globe.

Makuei incited the crisis by speaking words that does not carry meaning, moreover meaningless in the sense. He had been abusing western diplomats and government without good approaches, he always talk any how without proper communication skills and techniques. Makuei made a very big crime when he was trying to go to Jonglei state UNIMISS compound early this year, therefore; he deserve punishment after the war end, because what he did was really unacceptable and unbelievable in the human history Internationally. All the messes he advocated for, shows he is a number one criminal in Kiir regime in Juba and deserve to be given individual sanction and indictment in the Hague for the War Crimes against humanity.

International Communities especially the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) should question Makuei for the incident that had happened in the Jonglei State Capital Bor. Innocent Civilians were killed resulted from Makuei Lueth influence and you will justify my statement due to the fact that, early this year he (Makuei) attempted to enter to UNIMISS Compound in Bor with guns but he was denied the chance to do what he was suppose to do at that time by United Nation soldiers those were in Bor.

The President of South Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardit, should dismiss, Makuei Lueth , if he really want to be in the leadership or gain a momentum from western diplomats, otherwise this is the very person who have destroyed and will remove Mayardit from the leadership that he (Kiir) was suppose to enjoy for some times.

In conclusion, I will end with the quotation which says” A ’civilization’ that makes such a ridiculous fuss about alleged ’war crimes’ - acts of violence against the actual or potential enemies of one’s cause - and tolerates slaughterhouses and vivisection laboratories, and circuses and the fur industry (infliction of pain upon creatures that can never be for or against any cause), does not deserve to live.” ? Savitri Devi

Author is the Independent Journalist and Columnist who had written extensively on the issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan. You can follow him on twitter@Peter Gai Manyuon or petergai2006@gmail.com

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  • 22 April 2014 08:11, by John The President

    Peter Gai
    you are the kind of people that has made this country the way it is. how do you expect the public to pick from your views which are based on assumption?. just crying Makuei Lueth Makuei Lueth Makuei Lueth...... it’s make your peice usless. now since you have taken up the responsibility can you also proceed and say Makuei Lueth ordered Riek to Massacred people in hospitals and churches..

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    • 22 April 2014 08:17, by John The President

      in Bentiu, can you also say Makuei ordered Riek to killed thousand in Bailiet County, can you say Makuei ordered Riek to Killed people in churches and hospital in Bor last year December. your writings shows your hatred for Makuei and any intellectual with articulated thinking would not waste their time reading it. its more of assumptions than facts neither can it help halt the current situation...

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    • 22 April 2014 09:15, by mathem jech amer

      The killing in Bor was caused by 2 reasons (1) Revenge killing as it happened in UNMISS Akobo. (2) Those IDPs are rebels because they usually celebrate for rebels successes, so why not attacking them, even they have weapons inside UNMISS.

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  • 22 April 2014 09:42, by Akuma

    Dear Peter Gai, I think your article carried no meaning though you talk on Makuei Lueth as an instigator of what happen in Bor UNMISS compound where many people were killed. You put the figure higher than the actual figure Jonglei State, Government & UNMISS put. Those governments and UNMISS put figure to be 48 deceased & yours 145 which is abnormal & exaggeration in reall meaning.
    Dr. Akuma, USA

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  • 23 April 2014 10:06, by Positive Thinker

    I am not going to agree for Peter’s opinion that Makuei deserve hanging for crime committed in Bor UNMISS camp. I stongly condemn the Youth who did that cowdice act of going to kill the innocent civilians. I am happy with the respond of UNMISS by shooting at criminal Youth. about Makuei he is an embrassment to the all peace loving South Sudanese and the long arm of the law will soon cath up with h

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