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UN panel accuses Kenyan MP of inciting violence in S. Sudan

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April 25, 2017 (JUBA) – The United Nation Security Panel of expert’s report has mentioned Kenya’s MP, Weston Wanjohi Wahome as an inciter of South Sudan conflicts.

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James Gatdet Dak, Riek Machar’s spokesperson ’Reuters photo)

The report cited last year’s arrest and deportation of the armed opposition spokesperson James Gatdet Dak, saying it was influenced by Kenyan authorities.

According to the UN expert group, Wahome was prominent among Kenyan politicians who campaigned against the rebels allied to Riek Machar in the neighbouring East African countries.

In several Facebook posts, Wahome referred to himself as the regional coordinator of the “Friends of South Sudan in East Africa”.

Cécile Pouilly, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson stated, “Mr Dak had previously been granted refugee status by the Kenyan authorities. Mr Dak’s forced return is a violation of the principle of non-refoulment, which is the cornerstone of international refugee law.”

In January this year, two South Sudanese, Aggrey Idris and Dong Samuel Luak, disappeared in Nairobi. Human Rights Watch said, “it is believed that the men have been abducted by or at the request of Southern Sudanese officials and taken illegally to South Sudan, where they are likely to have been abused as so many other detainees before them.”

Prior to the deportation of Dak, Wahome mocked him on Facebook, posting “I never thought someone could sweat in cold weather. Safe journey back home and say hi to Mathiang Anyoor!”

Mathiang Anyoor, are militias allied to the government and mostly recruited from the tribe of President Salva Kiir who is a Dinka.

According to U.N experts, groups said the MP’s Facebook page regularly posted veiled threats and incitement against South Sudanese opposition groups that live in Kenya.

The New-York based Human Right Watch said the disappearance of South Sudanese citizens Luak and Idris was connected to the national security service.

The South Sudan’s government has however denied having kept them in their custody, despite their presence in their security headquarter in Juba and later their transferral to an unknown location.

UNHCR considered the deportation of the rebel leader spokesperson "illegal".

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  • 26 April 2017 13:32, by PEACE FOR ALL

    This article clearly show that UN is directly supporting the Rebellion in South Sudan. They transported the Rebel leader Riek Machar to Congo but the Government of South Sudan keeps quiet. but when Kenya Government deported Gadet Dak, they now making noise and accusing the Kenyan MP of inciting violence. my question to Cécile Pouilly, when you transport Riek to Congo & declared war is not inciting

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    • 26 April 2017 13:42, by PEACE FOR ALL

      continuation.
      is it not inciting of violence in South Sudan? South Sudan Government has been accusing UN of inciting war in South Sudan but I didn’t believed it up to today. what the hell does this UN wants in suffering and dying of the innocent citizens of South Sudan. if they don’t want Salva Kiir, let them come direct and remove him from power. I love my fellow citizens more than anything.

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      • 26 April 2017 14:16, by Philosopherking

        Kiir has no power, if he did, there would be peace in South Sudan now. So quit saying power....what the use of power when there is nothing to show for it but destruction, stealing, genocide and total failure of the economy! What power are you talking about? he doesn’t even have the power to sleep!

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        • 26 April 2017 21:52, by padiit gaga

          There is alote of violence in east Africa country like who used to deported refugees to enemy because she paid

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      • 26 April 2017 14:22, by Eastern

        PEACE FOR ALL,

        You better another alias! There’s now, perhaps, peace for Kiir and Taban and their close associates only. South Sudanese are dying of famine while others are fleeing their country because Kiir and Taban are sending the wrong message to the world that they are implementing peace hence your lousy alias, PEACE FOR ALL, pathetic. Try something else!!!

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        • 28 April 2017 10:04, by PEACE FOR ALL

          Eastern.
          I am a man of integrity, I love my fellow south Sudanese with my whole heart that is why I called myself PEACE FOR ALL. I am not talking about peace between Salva and Taban or Riek and whoever you think. those are individuals. I am talking about Riek being transported by UN form South Sudan to Congo which is the inciting of violence in South Sudan.
          now what is your point of popping up?

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          • 28 April 2017 10:10, by PEACE FOR ALL

            And barking at me without reasoning. for your information. I am not supporting Riek or Salva for whatsoever reason. I am an independent person not after those stupid leaders who live on bloodshed and suffering of the innocent people. I live on my own life. what I want is PEACE FOR ALL. I am not on tribal issues like you.

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  • 26 April 2017 16:09, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Fellows country men n women, there is no human right watch!be watch dog of your own human right n do right at your own rightvspace, let’s treat that country of ours like our own assets n all these things will not hve rooms

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  • 26 April 2017 16:10, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Fellows country men n women, there is no human right watch!be watch dog of your own human right n do right at your own rightvspace, let’s treat that country of ours like our own assets n all these things will not hve rooms

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  • 26 April 2017 16:11, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Fellows country men n women, there is no human right watch!be watch dog of your own human right n do right at your own rightvspace, let’s treat that country of ours like our own assets n all these things will not hve rooms

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