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January 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese civil society groups have called on the Kenyan government to investigate the disappearance of two rights activists allegedly kidnapped in Nairobi

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Panelists at the civil society forum in Nairobi, Kenya July 15, 2016 (Photo credit:TJN-A))

"We, the undersigned South Sudanese civil societies in Nairobi plead with the Kenya government to thoroughly investigate the disappearance of Civil Rights Lawyer Cde Samuel Dong Luak and Cde. Aggrey Idri Izboni," says a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.

Luak was kidnapped while he was returning to his home in the evening of 23 January. The second, Izboni, was abducted on 24 January near his home, according to a statement signed by Youth Pioneers, Achut Foundation, Aftaboss International, South Sudan Peace Coalition and Congress Of South Sudanese Patriots.

"Since this matter was brought to police’s attention, we have seen nothing done. The police indifference has made us become speculative to an extent that we think the state had ulterior motive," added the statement.

South Sudanese right activists and political opponents say they fear for their safety in the neighbouring country, pointing to the presence of South Sudanese security in Kenya and the alleged complicity of some Kenyan authorities.

In November, Kenyan authorities arrested James Dak, the spokesperson of leader SPLM-IO leader following his support to the sack of a Kenyan general from his position as the UNMISS force commander.

Kenya played a leading role in the regional efforts to end the South Sudanese crisis, but since November decided to withdraw its troops from the UN peacekeeping operation in South Sudan.

Nairobi since also limited its efforts to end the South Sudanese conflict. While the IGAD and the international community decided to back the government of President Salva Kiir and to prevent the resumption of war in the troubled country, pointing to a possible genocide .

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  • 30 January 10:54, by Bilpam- 2

    Dear stupid Kenyan people,

    I don’t know what kind of relationship are we going to have in the future.Everything has its own end.Leadership of Kenyatta will soon come to an end.

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    • 30 January 12:03, by Kuch

      You guys have forgotten that you are fighting aimless war in the region?? Just wait and you will see how the region is going to deal with you idiots. Haven’t you fellows noticed as why your Riek Machar demigod was handled like a deadly snake by the regional governments last year?

      Fellows, you have been informed to embrace the current calls for "national dialogue and reconciliation" your aimless>>

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      • 30 January 12:08, by Kuch

        armed rebellion is a menace to regional peace and security. The region want peace and developments and not your aimless armed rebellion. Tell the whole guys, what is that you fellows are really fighting for, just tell the world. So that the world knows people. Grow up guys, the world doesn’t rotates according to Ngundeng superstitions.

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        • 31 January 11:26, by jubaone

          Kuch,
          Relax man, dont get so emotional that is not good for your blood pressure. Well, I see there is peace in SS but you still vegetate outside your luak, Just go back to Gogrial, Aweil, Bor or Rumbek and let us know, if all is fine there. We SS are fighting against tribal criminals and goons under the guise of a govt. Opposing jienge donkey-mindedness is justifiable and right, nothing wrong.

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      • 30 January 13:25, by koang mi kei

        Kush or Kuth i don,t know that you are been in Kenya for some time or you just collect Kenya system from your mother i have been in Kenya for 9 years i know them very well their change come from mwai kibaki for torotick moi think are worst that is what happening now from MR Kenyatta from that time kenyan are beggars and robbers even so you have the document require by law what do you think?

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    • 30 January 12:06, by Akuma

      Activists with link with rebellion. Even in US, it will not happen to combine the two.

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      • 30 January 13:34, by koang mi kei

        i think Kenyan are deaf what they will have as price to pay is no one will be safe in south Sudan otherwise we count them as enemies in where ever we met them because Kenyan do not depreciate those who take refuge in their area, if they do not know the value of human being in the earth we gonna show them what fire can do to the ears of rabbit

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  • 30 January 17:42, by Cienzhiel Lual and Lul

    stupid kush

    time has come to free south sudanese under dictatorial rule
    time has come to defeat you and your mercenaries deport but will faith the consequent

    SPLA IO vivaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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