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Official reveals alleged plot to “assassinate” ex-army chief


April 19, 2018 (NAIROBI) – A senior member of South Sudan United Front (SSUF), an opposition movement led by former military chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan, claimed they have unearthed an alleged plot by the Juba government to “assassinate” their leader.

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Former South Sudan army chief of staff, Gen Paul Malong Awan (Juba24 News)

“It has come to our attention that the Government of South Sudan has deployed secret agents and foreign assassins with plans to bring harm to the leader ofSouth Sudan United Front, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, his family members, and associates living in Kenya,” said Lual Dau.

The official, quoting “impeccable” sources, claimed to have details of the plans, including the amount of money allegedly smuggled into Kenya, via Loki, through to Wilson Airport in Nairobi.

“The smuggled amount of money would be used for hiring assassins, kidnappers, and maiming SSUF sympathizers living in Kenya,” Dau further notes in a statement.

Sudan Tribune could, however, not independently verify the SSUF official’s claims.

The senior SSUF member, in the statement, urged the South Sudanese population, the regional bloc (IGAD) and the international community to oppose the alleged plot to kill Awan.

Stressed Dau: “It is, therefore, to be recalled, that such agitating behaviours by the [Juba] regime are pushing Gen. Paul Malong and SSUF to the edge”,

Awan recently announced the formation of SSUF, arguing that his movement was the only means through which he would work with compatriots to "arrest the carnage" in the war-torn country.

He accused President Salve Kiir of building a nation where total impunity is the order.

Relations between Awan and President Kiir deteriorated after the former was sacked from his post as army chief of staff in May 2017 and placed under house arrest for fear he would start a rebellion.

The ex-army chief was freed in November following mediation led by members of the JCE. The agreement refrained him from going to his home-town of Aweil in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal state but was allowed to travel to any East Africa country.


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  • 20 April 2018 08:29, by Midit Mitot

    Malong, you need to quit from Kenya otherwise Juba regime will one day dancing when they have welcome you in Blue house.

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  • 20 April 2018 08:34, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    This is not true. Why should the government spend money on a less important person like Paul Malong Awan instead of paying its employees who have not been paid for more than seven months?

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    • 20 April 2018 10:07, by Theallseeingeye

      Kwacha Okonyomoi
      the Article is 1000% true, your argument of Gov can’t pay its employee blah blah is weak let me tell you why this government doesn’t care for the citizen, civil servant, organize forces nothing. those in J1 are all about there bellies. the proves are as follows: Malong was the ones who stood firm with this very Government! he is now the most wanted man by the very Government.

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      • 20 April 2018 10:13, by Theallseeingeye

        this very Gov is now accusing UNMISS of not paying rent the for the land occupied by South Sudanese IDPs running away and hiding from the very Government are residing, few times back this very Government propose to increase work permits for international aid workers. also recently Gov officials including Makuei & Ateny admitted squandering of 5M $ to facilitate the murdering of Machar..

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        • 20 April 2018 10:20, by Theallseeingeye

          last but not the least, enough project has recently revealed billions of $ been directed to fund war, bribe IGAD official, hiring Kenyan kidnappers, JEM & UPDF. a move which triggered the US to sanction 10 Government and privates institutions linked to government for allegedly involve in the squandering of public funds. so don’t preach to us, no money blah blah shits

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          • 20 April 2018 15:34, by Midit Mitot


            You are now talking Man, public fund has been wasted for few individual interest, but GOD will see those idiots.

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  • 20 April 2018 10:39, by Eastern
    • 20 April 2018 16:23, by South South


      James Ajonga was a hero who fought to liberate us. God will keep his soul with him. Life moves on and one hawk will take over SPLA.

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      • 20 April 2018 16:24, by Eastern

        South South,

        SPLA and SPLM in its various shades are headed to the dustbin of history. Just watch this space....

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      • 20 April 2018 21:59, by Eastern

        South South,

        I don’t believe in Metaphysics, I am a REALIST....The believe in spirits, souls, etc is for you and old women!

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  • 20 April 2018 18:26, by Theone


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  • 20 April 2018 23:38, by lino

    Juba is working whatever in their ability to harm any opposition figures even those who are holding pens as their weapons!!!
    Many have been kidnaped and brought to JUBA!
    Please relocate! Even to Warawar, Weil Country!!!

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    • 21 April 2018 04:56, by garrak1520

      Rather than spending $5Million to kill Malong, use the money for civil servants, the soldiers and contractors who have never been paid by the government after providing goods to the government; SHAME ON YOU. It shows your lack of priority and sensitivity toward your people.
      Killing Malong will not silence their movement. Remember Mandela, so many years in prison, never stop ANC, stronger.

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