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Lake state chiefs and elders protest against governor

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August 30, 2014 (RUMBEK) – A group of chiefs and elders from Lakes state’s Rumbek Central county staged a peaceful protest on Saturday against caretaker governor Matur Chut Dhuol over the loss lives in their communities.

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Matur Chut Dhuol was appointed as Lakes state’s military caretaker governor in January 2013 (ST)

The chiefs were joined during the protest by over 25 elderly people from the Rup Dinka section of Rumbek Central county.

They were, however, turned away by the governor’s guards.

It widely believed that an attack on Rup pastoralists’ youth by suspected Pakam pastoralists prompted the protest, highlighting the cycle of violence between the two communities since 2012.

Puric Cienran, the chief who led the demonstrators, wondered why the Rup communities were recently disarmed in the exercise that excluded the Pakam and Kuei sections.

“This is a targeting disarmament which allows other communities to take advantage in looting and killing disarmed communities” said Cienran.

“The more embarrassing governor had made was method of turning us away from meeting him to hear our discontent,” he added.

On Saturday, Pakam youth were suspected for having carried out a fresh attack on Rup section in Akop cattle camp, killing two people.

Thos who carried out the attack remain at large, with security agents blaming the host communities for ignoring Lakes state leadership.

A police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer confirmed the incident, saying a 13-year-old girl was among those killed.

(ST)

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  • 31 August 2014 16:58, by Kerem

    Stupid Manyang Mayom. What will you gain from selling your own state to the entire country. I am here in Rumbek and there has been no demonstration made against the Governor yesterday. Please enjoy eating the money from Sudan tribune and never think of coming to this state again. You have injured our state with fake and baseless posting/news

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  • 31 August 2014 17:02, by Kerem

    Where do you get this fake information that the disarmament is targeting only Rup section. The entire state as per what I know is undergoing disarmament and it started Rumbek and has now come to Rumbek centre. You very well know that we have limitted forces to carryout disarmament at once and it has to start from those who always cause troubles to others

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  • 31 August 2014 17:04, by Kerem

    Due to your fake reports that might backfire you, this is why you have left your wife childless stranded with more than two kids and you are on run just because you love money than your wife and your community/state. HOPELESS MAN

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