President Kiir questions why Dinka are fighting fellow Dinka - Whisper Eye

President Kiir questions why Dinka are fighting fellow Dinka

Speaking after his arrival in Juba, South Sudan, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, made a very controversial statement littered with tribal connotations against the Bor Dinka and Equatorian nationals.

In the airport President Kiir called out his SPLA Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Jok Riak, to question him of why his Dinka tribesmen from his area are now part of an Equatorian rebel movement led by Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo, a former deputy chief of Staff of the SPLA.

According to President Kiir, the Equatorians are killing Dinka ethnic group in Equatoria over cattle disputes which he believes are mostly from Jonglei State.

Kiir does not see any justification for fellow Dinka to fight his government alongside Equatorians who are killing Dinka ethnic group.

In the rest of his speech, which has angered some supporters, president Kiir complained that he was forced into signing a peace agreement that he believes is impossible to implement.

“To hell with his unprofessional speech ya Dau!

It is a curse for South Sudan to have him as a ruler of this nascent State.” Said a member of South Sudan Advocacy Group.

“The President should have rewritten his speech for the day of peace.

I would play dead, I don’t know why people were clapping.

You can’t blame Buor for one person. Just talk about Michael and leave Jok Riak alone and other people.” Said David Awuol Deng

“He never delivered anything to people of South Sudan but tribalism war and destruction.

 

Lack leadership qualities of a good leader.” Said Papiti Giel

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