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South Sudan president warns police against abuse of power


New police recruits during a parade in Yambio June 27, 2016 (ST)

February 21, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudanese president has warned security service officials against abuse of power pointing that the sector was a service institution subordinate to a civilian administration.

President Salva Kiir, according to a presidential aide, said everyone was now seeing serving in the security sector as the shortest way to get into power for personal gains.

“If you noticed, everyone wants to be a general because they are seeing it a way to get into power. This concept must be changed. Army as a service institution, like other institutions,” said president Kiir.

He emphasized on discipline and consistency, saying these were the foundation for a professional army.

The president made the remarks on Tuesday during the swearing-in service of the new Inspector General of Police, Majak Akec Malok, whom he described as disciplined and consistent, traits needed to be trustworthy and appointed to the top post.

The South Sudan Police was founded after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 within the government efforts to transform the SPLA fighters into a professional army and institutionalised police.

So, like the army, the new police recruits are the result of the DDR programmes but at the difference of the SPLA the police sector was neglected and there was no sufficient preparation and training for the criminal investigation or administrative police.

Analysts agree that the police for several years worked with the guerrilla mentality in the SPLA controlled areas, a matter that caused distrust between the police and local communities and opened the door for political ambitions and corruption.


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  • 22 February 10:23, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    President Kiir, we can still blame you we citizens of this country. How can thieves collected from markets be professional police officers? Look at how all police cars are being branded and use for public transport. The land cruisers use for transport from Juba to Yirol, Rumbek and up to Aweil are for the police and army. They are painted in white and use by individuals in the police and the army.

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    • 22 February 10:37, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      Great Mr. President. The new IGP is welcome. The former (Saeed Abdelatif Chol) is a criminal who has been dismissed from the Police force in Sudan twice for consistent misappropriation of funds. While in Rumbek, he sold guns to civilians which is the cause of insecurity in Rumbek up to date.

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  • 22 February 12:13, by Kenyang ll

    Someone needs to read Salva Kiir his Bible, Luke 41-3.


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    • 22 February 12:18, by Kenyang ll

      Luke 6:41-3

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      • 22 February 12:19, by Kenyang ll

        Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? How can you say, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while you yourself fail to see the beam in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.


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        • 22 February 12:21, by Kenyang ll

          No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.…"


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          • 22 February 12:27, by Kenyang ll

            Salva Kiir:
            - Fired entire SPLM/A leaders who liberated South Sudan and replaced them with former enemies and traitors.
            - can Fire anyone at any time, including local elected officials
            - Is the only president in the entire world who can keep millions of dollars in the office.
            - Can approve, donate or write checks from national resource (money) in his name.
            - Etc.

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            • 22 February 13:05, by Kenyang ll

              Just from the article, Salva Kiir is a power abuser. He is supposed to first pause and thank former Inspector General for his national services. Same apply to all those who served his administration. Before long, the new police Inspector General, Majak Akec will find himself being looked down and blamed for the regime existing, old failures

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  • 22 February 18:28, by garrak1520

    Kiir, the biggest abuser of power and dictator!!! what do you do beside abusing power, the TV and Radio at your disposal and communique on going removing, replacing, disposing of. South Sudan still moving backward so you are the abuser of power, and the best example is the nation is begging you to step down and you do refuse, that’s dictatorship and abuser of power.

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