South Sudan roads very unsafe ;Two killed in Juba-Nimule ambush - Whisper Eye

South Sudan roads very unsafe ;Two killed in Juba-Nimule ambush

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday ambushed a commercial vehicle on the main road connecting South Sudan’s capital with the Ugandan border, killing at least two people, police authorities said.

“The Toyota Noah was attacked in Aswa village when it was coming from Juba to Nimule without an escort,” Daniel Justin, South Sudan police spokesperson told Radio Tamazuj on Wednesday.

He said the vehicle was targeted by gunmen, pointing out that an investigation was underway.

Tuesday’s ambush was the first this year on the Juba-Nimule road.

The highway is a lifeline for the youngest nation, which imports almost everything, and for people traveling to neighboring Uganda.

Meanwhile, Kenyan security detaining three South Sudanese nationals over anti-Kiir protests

Three South Sudanese nationals have been arrested in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after protest against the government of president Salva Kiir took place at the country’s embassy in Nairobi on Tuesday, 9th July 2019, members of the Red Card Movement told the Nyamilepedia on Wednesday.

One source said there has been reports that a plan to deport the three young men to Juba are underway saying it has now become a tradition for Kenya to deport opposition members critical of the government of president Salva Kiir Mayardiit that’s based in Juba.

“Three of our men are being detained and we have gathered reports that the government there (Kenya) are working with security operatives from South Sudan to deport all of them to Juba where they will be possibly tortured and maybe killed by the rustles regime of Salva,” the source said referring to President Salva Kiir Mayardiit.

“It has become a tradition for Kenya to deport and hand over South Sudanese to the government in Juba,” the source added.

The further added the detainees which he identified as Makoi Majak, Anter Clement and Bol Bol, are registered with the UNHCR as refugees and the Kenyan government should respect their right to seek protection from their government at home which they fear.

“They are all refugees they have refugee identity card and the government in Kenya should respect their right,” the source said.