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South Sudan’s Kiir criticizes law enforcers over rampant insecurity


May 20, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has criticized the country’s police and other law enforcement agencies over what he described as the rampant insecurity in the war-hit nation.

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South Sudanese president Salva Kiir (AFP)

“It is you the senior officers who are responsible for the escalating insecurity in Juba and in other towns. There is ample evidence that reveal your collusion in these crimes,” he said Thursday last week.

The South Sudanese leader said the actions of these security agents were a setback to the country’s efforts to revive the poor economy.

In April, while addressing the country’s security forces, President Kiir stressed the need for them to fight against crime in the country with dedication in line with their constitutional mandate.

“The good example was set a few days ago when a pastor was killed together with his wife. And the criminals who did this are men in the disciplined forces. This is a blot on your profession yet you are supposed to be custodians of the law,” said the South Sudan leader.

“To kill civilians and rob whatever they have, other people can decide to run away so that they go and live as refugees if they cannot be protected by their own security agencies,” he further stressed.

The conflict in South Sudan, now in its fifth year, broke out as forces loyal to President Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar clashed. Ten of thousands of people have been killed and more than 3 million displaced in the country’s worst ever violence since its independence.


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  • 21 May 2018 11:28, by Games

    Salva Kiir is himself one is causing all insecurity in Juba and others major Towns in the country.

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    • 21 May 2018 16:00, by Midit Mitot

      Shit! you forks are regretting after what, killing innocent, looting their properties yet don,t realized.

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  • 21 May 2018 11:35, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    Mr. president, you are number one cause of insecurity in this country. The insecurity we are experiencing widely in this country are results of your actions. Yes, police and security agents are the very unknown guns men who on daily basis abused civilians both in Juba and at states but what action have you taken to stop these acts as head of state?

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  • 21 May 2018 11:58, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.President, it is you who have failed flat in your leadership not the security organs as you are faking now. Who are appointed these officers with decrees? Was it not your good self? Did you do your asthmatics/background check when appointing? In any case all of these criminal senior law enforcement officers are either your relatives or sycophants!

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  • 21 May 2018 12:03, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.President Kiir, you have failed even before elections are held. President Omar Bashir made towns and cities are his SAF/NIF control very secure and happy during our war with him and these made civilians to love and praise him kept him in power till today! Now in South Sudan it looks as if there is no government at all. Hunger, and insecurity in towns, and tribal killings in the bush by rebels!

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  • 21 May 2018 12:07, by Lenin Bull

    The whole army is starving to death in the front lines resisting IO rebels and their beloved families are starving to death wherever the find themselves, Law and order forces are starving with their families in towns, civil servants are dying silently with their beloved families! Civilians are dying in the forgotten villages! To what good is your government President Kiir?

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  • 21 May 2018 13:37, by Ram Mi Ran

    President Salva Kiir has failed to rule South Sudan. If i were him i would have quit the power to another capable South Sudanese citizen.

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  • 21 May 2018 14:55, by lino

    When law custodians become criminals, means the system is rogues with thier leadership!!! Time to go home Mr. President!!!

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    • 21 May 2018 17:10, by lino

      You have also felt shot to say, the unknown gunmen are our security forces!!!!

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  • 21 May 2018 16:16, by Redeemer

    The problem in SSudan is that, people are blank for good the comments above tells. The president cannot arrest and judge, but the case has to be presented by the officers responsible and push for justice to take place. That is how it works around the world, not president going around arresting and prosecute them

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  • 21 May 2018 20:25, by Eastern

    Who is the COMMANDER IN CHIEF of ALL UNIFORMED MEN/WOMEN in South Sudan if not this foolish man called Kiir? How many security agents who have erred have been court-marshalled and subjected to firing squad at Meidan Rambo along the Bilpam road in full glare of the public? Where has the tough military justice during the more than 2 decades war gone to? Kiir is a big failure and MUST CEDE POWER!

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  • 21 May 2018 21:46, by Naath

    Look at this Dinka gangs leader is blaming others for the insecurity created in the country. Kiir is the most foolish tribal leader on the planet.

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  • 22 May 2018 02:55, by One people

    None of you make sense except Redeemer. President Kiir is right and your comments is all wrong, let me ask you this q, if your wife is pregnant and angel came to you and said the child that your wife is pregnant with is gonna be a people leader and famous, but he/she will be very bad killer more than Hitler, what will you do to save people?

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    • 22 May 2018 03:27, by One people

      There were a lot of police and soldiers that used to work for Al Bashir government before independent, they are all thieves and looters, that’s why Al Bashir agreed to let South Sudan go after he teaches them how to become a thief and a looter, those SS people that used to work for Al Bashir they used to beat people and take their money and all their belongings during the daytime in khartoum

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  • 22 May 2018 06:13, by Whortti Bor Manza

    Mr. President Kiir,
    Very foolish indeed. How can you be complaining to the criminals if you these police officers are the ones committing crimes. Are you the president or their counter part in their crimes?

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  • 25 May 2018 23:11, by Mangoor

    Lenin Bull, I am completely stunned to read these criticisms from you. What has changed your mind my friend. I guess your father/uncle was sacked but all in all, welcome and let us work to bring down this failed regime. It is not Kiir alone who will go. Any S.Sudanese who has been a cabinet member must also go because they are all failures. Next turn is for S. Sudanese who are 50 yrs/less.

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