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President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a picture with SPLA chief of staff Paul Malong on 23 December 2016 at Nairobi Hospital (Moses Lomayat Photo)
September 8, 2017 (JUBA) - Community leaders from his home region of Aweil in Kenya have called to allow the former South Sudanese army chief General staff Paul Malong Awan to leave home confinement and travel to Nairobi after the death of his daughter.

The Kenya-based community leaders, cited poor health and the need for former army chief of staff to travel to neighbouring Kenya where his daughter died during fire break out at a school in Nairobi, resulting in the death of at least 10 girls, including the daughter of Gen Awan.

“As a result of this unfortunate turn of events, as a community, we are hereby requesting the President of the Republic of South Sudan to release Gen. Paul Malong join the rest of his family members in mourning his beloved late daughter,” reads a statement signed by Ngor Atuer, chairperson for Lol state, Kiir Kiir Akol; Chairperson for Aweil State in Kenya and Akuei Chier, representing Aweil East State Chairperson.

The statement points out that the call is based on a request by the Kenyan government through the Ministry of Education requiring that both parents avail themselves for DNA tests to ascertain the identity of the victims that perished in the tragic fire.

The test requires the presence of both husband and a wife to be granted permission to the DNA test in order to identify the dead.

pointing to "Malong’s deteriorating health", the statement further said " it is our kind request that the government allows him to access better medical services abroad".

"Finally, should there be reasons as to why the government should not grant our request then the community demands a clearly outlined explanation to the public in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan,” the statement stressed.

Following a request he made last week to President Salva Kiir last Saturday, Malong was informed on Tuesday that after consultation with the first vice-president and the vice president it was decided to reject his request.

"The President, First Vice President and Vice President met and they made a decision that I should not go to Kenya, which is unfortunate and painful one to the family,” he told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

Malong who was accused by the security services of plotting to overthrow President Salva Kiir was sacked from his position and confined to his house in Juba.


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  • 9 September 2017 09:33, by jubaone

    He has enough money to fly in emergency doctors from Kenya. That should not be an excuse. He must remain under house arrest. Who knows he may join IO or NAS that could be great.

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    • 9 September 2017 09:46, by Kush Natives

      For what reason should let former chief of general staff Gen. Paul Malong join IO bandits? Please remain stacked, if you can’t make it out! Jieeng are not that easy to be manipulated. The man fought with #1 enemy for his an entirely life In order to free you from slavery. I don’t see any reason that would let king Paul Malong join IO.

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      • 9 September 2017 21:08, by jubaone

        Bush Natives,
        Fugitive Malong is the true jienge. First he was used well to do the dirty job for the kiirminal after that he got screwed. They say, use the jienge slave and once he proves a nuisance, screw him up. Poor Malong 😢.

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        • 10 September 2017 01:40, by Kush Natives

          As I said earlier in my comment! Let me repeat it, remains stacked, if you can’t do what you’re promised. What’s the power that you were dreaming about that you fight us here in Juba? Npw, Nuer failed completely to achieve nonsense. Keep fighting on the computer’s keyboard!

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          • 10 September 2017 11:53, by jubaone

            Bush Natives,
            It may take 5, 10, 50 or 100yrs but the fight has started and we shall ensure that jienges will NEVER vagabond freely as they used (MTN everywhere you go). Most of our roads are out of bounds. By the way, with sufficient hardware, we have enough fighters of our own and don’t need jienges, for what? Now they’re depending on nyagats and renegade arrow boys while cowardly jienges dash t

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    • 9 September 2017 10:14, by South South


      Are you that very stupid person? You don’t follow you preaching. Why should Malong joins IO or NAS? He is a Dinka. Do you know that stupid, ugly old man!!!!!!!

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      • 9 September 2017 21:04, by jubaone

        South South,
        Malong the fugitive is done and is history. I don’t need juenge to fight for me cos I am a free person. Jienges didn’t fight jellaba for free South, but were bitter cos Equatorians threw them out. Now every jienge scoundrel only dreams of coming to Juba cos they have nothing other than killing themselves like barbarians. Hopeless tailless monkeys

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      • 10 September 2017 18:59, by jubaone

        South South,
        IO is led by an educated Dr. and NAS is led by a high calibre and professional military officer who attended military colleges in Wad Seina and Sandhurst, not illiterates and medical attendant who claims to be a general. With UPDF/JEM/SPLA-N help. Now the general has been reduced to anyor general. Fight now, fugitive 😁

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  • 9 September 2017 09:57, by dinkdong

    It is now clear that the gov’t of Salvar Kiir has became the Great Babylon

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    • 9 September 2017 10:09, by dinkdong

      That’s best described how Kiir and his gov’t would bring in someone, Malong for one, to do their dirty job and then kick him out.

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  • 9 September 2017 20:10, by Majesty

    Dinka Malual is not divided on mistreatment of Gen. Malong by Salva Kiir and circle. Once their calculation miss, they will not survive fire of division they started.

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    • 10 September 2017 08:42, by Tilo

      There will be no peace in South Sudan any time sooner huh

      Used and dumped, Those who are around kiir should know that once kiir get what he want he will surely dump you. Soon you will hear that Makuei is out of the league for he is now that sanctioned he is good for nothing ((he work by decree))
      Lord have mercy on them

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