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Kiir addresses a news conference inside his office in the capital Juba September 12, 2013 (Reuters photo)

June 18, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has given out orders instructing joint police units to shoot dead robbers, including those who break into shops at night.

President Kiir, who spoke at an official function in Juba on Saturday urged police to provide security and protection to the citizens, saying the job of the police is to eliminate crimes.

“Your job as police is to eliminate the thieves who break into shops at night, shoot them whenever you see them trying to break into shops,” order Kiir.

The order highlights the frustration with which he and his administration have been grappling to address the rising crime rate in the national capital, Juba, since the conflict broke out in 2013.

He was addressing the passing out of the Joint Integrated Police (JIP) from the training centre as the only body mandated by the 2015 peace deal to carry out joint patrol and provide adequate security during the transitional period in the most fragile and conflict-affected areas in the country.

The agreement specified that the joint unit will comprise of 5,400 police personnel, with equal numbers provided by the government and the opposition.

The head of the state used the passing out of the joint police to justify the existence of the peace which he denied to have collapsed but was progressing well, though they did not publicise progress made in the implementation of the peace deal to the international community.

“I am saying the peace agreement is alive and is progressing well and is very strong,” said Kiir.

He reaffirmed his commitment to implement the peace agreement fully, despite reiterating reservations on specific areas, saying those who designed the deal cannot implement it themselves if it were given to them.

“I said it before that the peace agreement I have signed is a bad agreement. Even those who designed the agreement cannot implement it, and this is why we are not able to implement this agreement all this time because it is very complicated,” said the South Sudanese leader

“Although we have not marketed ourselves to the international community about what we were doing, we are sure that we are doing correct things. We will continue to do those things, and nobody will talk to us again,” he said.

Kiir statements came after a recent regional summit where IGAD leaders decided to convene a "Revitalization Forum" for the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS)signed in August 2015.

"The full implementation of ARCSS remains to be the only viable way forward to bring about peace and stability and create the basis for a democratic political system in South Sudan," they said.

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  • 19 June 01:42, by Theone

    I’m not justifying the robery.but people who have nothing to feed their children do desperate things

    PLEASE DON’T KILL THEM Just arrest and put them to jail

    Killing is not our JUSTICE.

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    • 19 June 06:32, by Eastern

      Nowadays in Juba, the South Sudan Police Service and the South Sudan Prison Services is grappling with food shortages. At the numerous police detention centres, especially the one at Malakia and Suk Libya for which I have an experience, if you report a case, the police will ask you to provide food for the suspect or they won’t detain them since they don’t have food for such inmates....

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      • 19 June 08:52, by Kuch

        Shoot to kill the criminals seem to be way off but blaming Salva Kiir for food shortage in our country & that is what the criminals to break into other people’s shops to steal doesn’t cut it fellows. Many of our people just want free things from others. Just look at how Mr. Riek Machar told the Nuers in Juba Juba last that they should remain in these so-called POCs until the US, the UK, the UN & the NGOs distribute them free money & food>>>

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        • 19 June 09:02, by Kuch

          Is when they can get of these so-called UN POCs, really?! Does the U.S., the UK, the UN & the NGOs owe the Nuers anything? Not really. The same to Thomas Cirilo, he asked the South Sudanese people two months ago when allegedly announced his armed rebellion to leave South Sudan for neighboring countries because he thinks, Salva Kiir is their leader!

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        • 19 June 22:13, by Mr Point

          How many of the night time robberies are carried out by SPLA personnel? How many times is the armed man an army man?

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          • 19 June 22:17, by Mr Point

            Kier has no idea how to tun a country. Shoot, shoot, shoot. That’s all he knows. He never won a war. He never achieved anything without foreign aid. He has been shooting people in Juba ever sine the fake coup of 2013 and how has the situation improved?

            Inflation is 900%. 5.5 million are at risk of starvation. 1.2 million are refugees. Could Kiir make things worse?

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    • 19 June 07:38, by Midit Mitot

      Shit! another order to kill citizens in Juba, police work is to arrest Thieves not killing them, otherwise citizens are at risk in Juba now.

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      • 19 June 08:34, by dinkdong

        They were shooting civilians on the excuses of robbers Mr. President! After all, it has been clear some of the polices you are ordering to the robbers are the robbers themselves. Good luck with the country going down hill.

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    • 19 June 08:46, by Mi diit

      Alas! Robbers are the same Mathianganyors under incompetent Kiir Now you have ordered them to shoot to kill when the scenario is the same cycling. You can’t order the same criminal to shoot himself/herself at the same time unless incompetent Kiir wants another eruption of war in Juba among his robbers.

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      • 19 June 08:50, by Mi diit

        Didn’t you know once an attacked man at one of a terrible nights in Juba attempted to call on 777 police and to his surprise, the police telephone rang😅😅 inside the victim’s fence? !
        Now incompetent Kiir ordered another war amongst his tribal militias.

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    • 19 June 08:50, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      He Kiir would have also ordered army to shoot young people who are carrying guns against themselves.

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  • 19 June 05:10, by Newsudan

    they break into becos,no enough food to take care of their families. Salva Kiir,You betrayed the families of our martyrs, you make them robbers, beggars, idps,refugees, while you accommulate wealth with your G10.your legacy is at stake,

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    • 19 June 06:34, by Eastern

      Newsudan,

      This is called SPLM Al Nakba; SPLA has held South Sudan hostage...

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      • 19 June 07:44, by Newsudan

        Eastern
        what I hate is that,our politicians don’t have strategies how to get people out of this crisis. what they are is to take of their families in abroad,our martyrs families languished in camps of refugees. we are now their voice,

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  • 19 June 06:26, by anyanya1

    This is desperate move by this useless gay, how can you as police man shot thief dead, that means your r incapable of your duties, and for president of people to say that is the sign of desperation.

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  • 19 June 06:38, by Tilo

    Mr. President you are contradicting your self. You said you are implementing the peace agreement well and yet you said that the peace deal cannot even be implemented by the people who designed it, this tells me that you are implementing nothing accept Good working relation. You should also tell the world body the provision implemented. P’ple r still dying starving & suffering in POC. No road etc

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  • 19 June 07:29, by Good Foe

    This guy is merciless!
    You created the hunger and here you telling the police to shoot dead any thief.
    People are stealing because they are hungry ya Yaba.

    Shame on You.

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    • 19 June 17:23, by jubaone

      Good Foe,
      A SS Ambassador is caught carrying $40,000 in suitcase. Do we cut of his head off? My God people are starving, these bastards and godless savages are stealing such sums. Link www.radiotamazuj.org.

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  • 19 June 07:47, by Chief Odili

    Youth Joined Police after university graduation becz they lack career jobs. They have gone to school, unlike Kiir who doesnt value human life. The principle of defense states police only shoot to kill if the robber is armed or violence. It’s lawful to arrest and interrogate for accomplice in crime.
    Robbers include Kiir & his gvt who rob public goods. he will be first to be shot. Rule of Law Belit

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  • 19 June 09:26, by john akeen

    REBELS REBELS REBELS REBELS

    NO ONE IN THIS WORLD LIKE THAFTS EVEN OUR GOD DOESN’T LIKE THAFT.SO Q IS THE PERSON THAT YOU GOING TO STEELE HIS STUFF WHERE DID THAT PERSON GET HIS STUFF FROM? PLEASE STOP BLAMING PRESIDENT KIIR,SOUTH SUDANESE THE NEED TO GO FARMING IN ORDER FOR THEM TO EAT HALAL FOOD NOT HARAM FOOD, STEELING IS A LASY PEOPLE JOB

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    • 19 June 09:43, by Tilo

      john akeen

      How can a civilians go farming when they are been killed & their villages burnt down.
      First the cold blood killing need to stop, the insecurity should be controlled.

      Shoot to kill! Most of the gov’t officials in Uniform are the thieves them selves, therefore this order is gonna be ineffective anyway.

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    • 19 June 15:15, by quiz

      John Akeen, you and your depressed president need people to go farm? can you farm in the place full of insecurity? Do you support Kiir becuase you are Dinka or what ?

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      • 19 June 19:01, by john akeen

        TILO & QUIZ
        SOUTH SUDANESE PEOPLES THEY DON’T NEED AN EASY LAW & ORDER WHAT THE NEED IS STRONG LAW & ORDER THEY NEED DINGRUS ORDERS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO STOP STEELING OTHER PEOPLE STUFF AND SOUTH SUDANESE PEOPLES THEY ALL THINK THAT THEY NO POLITICS AND EVERY PERSON IN SOUTH SUDAN THINK THAT THEY KNOW BETTER THEN OTHERS AND THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN RULE, THEY HAVE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT JUST POLITI

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        • 19 June 23:07, by john akeen

          TELL ME WHO ARE THE THIEVES THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT? WE DON’T WANT NIGERIANS STYLES IN OUR COUNTRY SS, OUR LAND IS HALAL LAND NOT HARAM LAND, SO IF YOU ARE HUNGRY YOU SHOULD COME AND ASK FOR IT INSTATE OF STEALING IT, BY THE WAY ROBBERS ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, THEY WILL KILL YOU OVER YOUR STUFF, EVERYBODY IN SS ARE RAVENOUS SO DON’T COME AND STEAL WHAT I HAVE WORK FOR

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          • 19 June 23:46, by john akeen

            SO PLEASE PUT YOUR WEAPON DOWN THEN COME AND TALK ABOUT INSECURITY OR SECURITY THAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT?

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  • 19 June 10:24, by Dengda

    wonderful comments above, accept John Akeen who hardly can’t express himself. in Crime you are not guilty until proven guilty by the court of law, this should basis of justice. Secondly, robberies are the men in uniforms, plus foreigners hired by organised force, thirdly, shooting randomly is a crimes, Kiir obsessed with it, as leader who doesn’t knows how to governs but knowing only shooting.

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  • 19 June 11:41, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    Those intruders should be caught red handed first in the broader day light, therefore call all the citizens, then face the music in the present of all the public as it use to be in the time when we were in the bush or jailed them for life. either of these methods will work well with our people since they listen with their eyes. Couldn’t belief that there is that high rate of crime within th countr

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  • 19 June 14:59, by quiz

    Kirriminal, you order shooting to Robbers ? who are thieves ?are they not your starving police who always loot citizens and break shops? I am fearing will only turn their guns to citizens. your polices are the one robbing and killing people all times in Juba. this president is not mine intact, he deserve mental health support .

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    • 19 June 17:33, by jubaone

      The Kiirminal says the peace implementation is progressing on well, then after a while he says the peace he signed was a bad and even the designers of this of this peace can implement it. Oh my God! It’s no wonder that such a confused Jienge has is house in chaos. I bet, none of his kids has ever joined a public university. All confused 😖.

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