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S. Sudan rebel leader should face corruption charges: Kiir

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July 19, 2014 (WAU) – South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir said his former deputy-turned rebel leader, Riek Machar should be tried in the court law for alleged involvement in corruption-related practices during his eight-year tenure as the country’s second most powerful person.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir

“Dr. Riek Machar was the one taking all responsibilities of south Sudan’s investment partners who were willing to invest in south Sudan between 2005 and 2010. During the time when I was a vice president of the Republic of Sudan in Khartoum, he was the one signing all contracts with all companies who later disappeared with South Sudan’s money and did not turn up for their promises,” Kiir told a public rally in Wau, the Western Bahr el Ghazal state capital.

He said South Sudan used to pay cash deposits of between 30-40% to these companies in advance, yet most of them did not deliver, citing projects in the water and electricity sectors.

“Now after his failure with these companies, Riek turned his weakness on me. Who is responsible for this lost wealth, is it me or him?” the president said.

The South Sudanese leader said he was equally ready to face court over corruption allegations labeled against him by his former deputy.

“As Riek is talking about corruption on me yet he knew that he was the responsible leader in South Sudan at that time, I can see time will come for me and him to tell law”, he said.

In 2012, president Kiir wrote a letter to 75 South Sudanese officials asking them to account for at least $4 million said to have been swindled from the state treasury. Last year, another $8 million scam saw the finance minister and his cabinet affairs counterpart dismissed for alleged involvement in a botched deal to supply fire fighting equipment.

NO ETHNIC WAR

Meanwhile president Kiir accused his nemesis of allegedly inciting his fellow Nuer tribe mates to commit crimes and atrocities against innocent civilians in the young nation.

“Let Riek not use innocent South Sudanese [of the] Nuer ethnic tribes as his defending shells".

An outbreak of conflict in South Sudan late last year saw thousands killed and nearly 1.5 million displaced.

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  • 20 July 06:33, by Mi diit

    Ahahahahahaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............Incompetent shameless Kiir Kuethpiny is not yet ashamed of throwing charges to his political opponents without evidence. Charges of treason against 4 former detainees on false coup were thrown out of court as rubbish. Yet he doesn’t learn. Kiir is the biggest thief the naion has ever known. His ABMC company stole billions.

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    • 20 July 06:44, by Mi diit

      TWO EXAMPLES: A Dinka good friend of mine close to Kiir told me that the cowboy in 2012 forced former finance minister David Deng Athorbei to pay his ABMC company run by his nephew Bol Mel hundreds of millions of dollars for construction of a short 7km road from Juba town to Bilpam military HQrs, charging it as 100kms tarmacked road.

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      • 20 July 06:50, by Mi diit

        He also whispered to me that the same ABMC company conned hundreds of millions more for Juba-Mundri road which never materialized. The corruption was done in conjunction with former roads minister Lino Makana, who was later on fired by Kiir to destroy the evidence. Kiir since 2005 has been president of South Sudan and appointed those corrupt ministers who connived with his company. Not Dr. Riek...

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      • 20 July 07:15, by garang kerubino

        Midit

        the solution to this is not an insult if president except that he is ready to face the court with his opponent Dr.Riek then let them do it so that all South Sudanese can see exactly who is quilty of all these mess in this young nation, two of them were the one driving South Sudan even before independent. please Dr.Riek is alive give him chance to answer this as he was the vice president

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    • 20 July 06:49, by Chol A.

      Midiit you still calling it false coup! If it false why Dr.hopeless still on run? I believe you really have very low IQ and more stupid than Dr hopeless. You now using innocent Nuer civilian to fight this stupid war which you will never achieve and I am sure Riek will be ashame of making innocent Nuer as his defenders and many will not benefit even if he lucky to achieve his bluraryy dream

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      • 20 July 06:57, by Mi diit

        Chol A.,

        Being on the run doesn’t mean being guilty unless your IQ fails you to understand. Kiir started the war and wanted to assassinate Dr. Machar, so he had to run and form a resistance. If Kiir knew about coup plot, why didn’t he simply charge Dr. Machar in court instead of resorting to assassination attempts? He also started recruitment of Dinka militias from N. Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap.

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        • 20 July 07:09, by Chol A.

          @Midiit does Dr hopeless wait to be trail in the court? If he got no plan what made only Nuer son resistance upto very movement and calling themselves as rebels? If he think Kiir was trying to assassinated him, why he don’t run by himself to near by countries and convince innocent Nuer not to fight? Please if you have sense of humanity think yourself of people we lost with just one man leadership

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          • 20 July 08:04, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

            Riek Machar is getting off,
            sentencing with 20 year will not fall out.

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          • 20 July 23:09, by Mr Point

            South Sudan was at peace until Kiir tried to assassinate Riek Machar. He failed and started "Kiir’s War".

            Kiir accused Pagan Amum and others of plotting a coup. He brought them to trial - and the case was thrown out because there was no evidence.

            Now Kiir accuses Machar of corruption....

            Do you know how Everything Kiir does ends in failure and the country becomes a worse failed state?

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            • 20 July 23:11, by Mr Point

              Kiir fails in everything.

              If he opened a hospital you could expect it to close within days.

              It is the curse of Kiir?

              When will South Sudan be free?

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    • 20 July 07:28, by Son of Ngundeng

      Midiit:
      Kiir he fail in his government, When he know he went there for nothing he told Rezik Zechria Capital city must be moved to Wau, instead it would be called Dinka Kingdom City, because none of south Sudanese will go there. Here in Juba his life become in danger due to the huge rebellion which covered the all areas of South Sudan. Wau will be better place for him to safe his own life.

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    • 20 July 07:41, by Son of Ngundeng

      Poor sultan of Warrap, he just know how to adressing the bottles of alcohol on the table, not his citizen.I hope if we were a botlle of alcohol we could get good speech from him,I saw the death in his face, he will not reach even the date of 1/1/2015, if the blood of innocence people have right to call. Dr Riak will never see even a single court, he forgot himself and he was the caost of the death

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    • 20 July 07:42, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Genocide in 1991-2013 and again corruption charge is affecting him.
      What a man South Sudan? And he is lying to South Sudanese.
      President Kiir, said true word by admitting Machar has failed and turned his weakness to president.

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    • 20 July 10:27, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

      Hahahahahahahaha !!!, incompetent, as stated above by Midit, how do you charge a God gifted man on corruption, when Dr. Machar, the very one who fought day and night to minimized engorgement of corruption in your government, Kiir instructed Mayen Wuol who stloen 240 million USD but the issues was later dropped and Mayen was reinstated back to his office to continue looting the public money.

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      • 20 July 10:40, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dr. Riek Machar is a God gifted man, South Sudanese need Dr. Riek Machar to rule them by August 10 2014 period!! and if president Kiir don’t want Dr. Riek to become the president of democratic federal government peacefully, then South Sudanese will form serious uprising to remove this incompetent president Kiir before the end of August 2014 and Kiir will face competent court either dead or alive.

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      • 20 July 11:08, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

        Dr. Riek is always free on corruption, every body knows including you and your inner circle or interconnected system networks of corruption that Dr. Riek was only free man on corruption.
        Now as you ended up creating lies on Dr. Riek Machar, your limited mind prove you, and Dr. Lam Akol stated early that there is only hat on the head of the president of South Sudan.

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        • 20 July 11:18, by Simon Puok Nyang Tutjiek

          Today I proved Dr. Lam Akol right that, there is only hat on the head of incompetent president Kiir, nothing else period, so your inner circle including Makuei Lies (lies mean lueth in Dinka language) or the so call information minister and so call interconnected system of networks of corruption are only beating drums for mad man( a man beating a drums for mad man is not better than mad man).

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  • 20 July 07:17, by George Bol

    Midit,
    Your coward Riek run away for his life and leave behind 34 body guards and naath in hot pot.You said before that Riek can never leave Juba, why he does he leave mr. king President Kiir in Juba sleeping in his house while Riek is renting and his likes are sleeping in the bushes? I have warn you for years and you fail to materialize-learn bro

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  • 20 July 07:22, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear Readers:
    What the funny which I never seen in my life, it was a really useless topic which making no sense, President Kiir his mind become more empty in Wau startduim he have right to said that,Dr Riak stolen money during the 8yearsm, Because he went to Wau without progaramme, does why he decieve public inorder to keep silent poor Warrap sultan. Your day is marking end you will die like Gadaf

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  • 20 July 07:39, by Madina Tonj

    Mr. President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Frankly speaking, I got to tell you the truths. I don’t think this is a time to say, your former vice president will face court after he become a rebel leader instead, indicted him earlier time. I thought you would say, Riek Machar will face court for his repeated criminality behavior on being desperate for leadership. Your Ministers are all corrupt too.

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  • 20 July 07:39, by Madina Tonj

    Mr. President Salva Kiir Mayardit. Frankly speaking, I got to tell you the truths. I don’t think this is a time to say, your former vice president will face court after he become a rebel leader instead, indicted him earlier time. I thought you would say, Riek Machar will face court for his repeated criminality behavior on being desperate for leadership. Your Ministers are all corrupt too.

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  • 20 July 08:28, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Multi atrocities exercised by Riek Machar against civilian will not miss more than 20 years in jail if he fall out of hanging despite of corruption filed against him by south Sudanese.

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    • 20 July 10:56, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      How about those didinga killed in Chukudum? those Balandas killed under the sovereignty of Kiir’s nation? How about the killing and maiming of Mundaris in eighties? How about the uprooting of groundnuts of Balanda in Namatina? Who is going to answer for all these crimes against humanity? South Sudanese comprises of all its tribal components and not only a particular group.

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  • 20 July 09:25, by dinkdong

    "S. Sudanese rebel leader should face corruption charges: Kiir," but I say all of you should.

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  • 20 July 09:50, by Nyesi Ta

    Look at this stupid president! Don’t you know that everything that goes wrong is your fault? If this is what you think, then why would you accept to become the president knowing you would be in Khartoum 100% of your time? Whether you accept it or not, you are the captain of the ship and we hold you responsible for everything that went wrong niger!

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  • 20 July 10:20, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Does he know how to run a country? He this this heterogeneous South Sudan is his village whereby he can play with it anytime!! He was/is the president and the constitution of the country is his alone how can he blame someone else for his blunders? To hell with him. One day he will have to answer for his wrongs since when he joined SPLM.

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  • 20 July 11:25, by wang

    Stupid Mrs. Kiir M7 is running out of the thing to say about Dr. Riek….look at even corruption charge and Ethnic war are not correlation… Dr. Riek was first govt official to declared his assets before any govt official in Juba did…

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    • 20 July 14:43, by Malakal county Simon

      Breaking news:

      Nasir county has just fallen to Freedom Fighters and White army hands, under direct command of Major General Garhoth Gatkouth.

      Another good news is that our mission for Juba Fall is under way to capture unwanted president live or dead!!

      Stay tune for more info to come!!

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  • 21 July 00:50, by Tambura

    He said it all, let us see them in the court, but first of all we want him to resign than they can be free to do that. both are guilty until they prove their innocent...

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