BREAKING NEWS: Warning issued against Kenya citizens living in South Sudan

South Sudan and foreign nations evacuating the nationals due to recent violence in Juba, South Sudan(Photo: file)

South Sudan and foreign nations evacuating the nationals due to recent violence in Juba, South Sudan in July, 2016 (Photo: file)

26, January 2017 (Nyamilepedia) — A warning that includes a standing order to security officials has been issued against Kenyans living and working in South Sudan especially those in areas controlled by the armed opposition, SPLM/A-IO

This comes Just hours after South Sudanese activists were kidnapped and detained in Kenya by Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, raising tensions on both sides of the border.

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According to a standing order seen by Nyamilepedia, the Deputy Governor of Bieh State, Brig. Gen Koang Rambang, has issued an order to intelligence and security officials to detain or prevent escape of any Kenyan within Opposition controlled territories with immediate effect.

This is believed to be a retaliation for the kidnapping of two opposition and human rights activists in Nairobi, Kenya.

The opposition officials were kidnapped in Kenyans’ on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, and were detained by Kenyan security for no clear reasons.

The kidnapped officials have not been charged or allowed legal access to their lawyers and families but the security officials in Kenya said the two are to be deported and handed over to Salva Kiir government in Juba.

Many fear there could be retaliation from supporters of those Kidnapped which could threaten the normal activities of Kenyans in the country especially in opposition controlled areas.

International Human rights organisations have condemned Kenya’s detention of the activists and called for Kenya to respect its international obligations under the Geneva convention to protect individuals rights and protect them from any kind of harm.

Dong Samuel Luak is a well known Human Right Activist and prominent lawyer who fled South Sudan after falling out with the regime of President Salva Kiir.

Before fleeing his country Dong was issued with death threats by the regimes security.

Dong has worked as head of South Sudan law society and was also member of East Africa law society. He has worked with several international agencies on legal practice issues related to South Sudan.

Other kidnapped official, Aggrey Idri, is a South Sudanese economist and former chairman of Nie Commercial Bank in South Sudan.  He is currently the head of the Humanitarian committee for South Sudan’s armed opposition, SPLM/A-IO.

Both officials live with their families in Kenya after fleeing from the regime of president Salva Kiir in hope to find safety in Kenya.

International organisations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty international, Kenya Human Rights organisations and US advocacy group, the Enough Project, have all called on Kenyan government to respect it’s international Human Rights obligation and immediately release the duo.

A senior opposition figure speaking from inside South Sudan’s Upper Nile, who refused to give his full name as he was not allowed to speak on the matter, has warned that the communities of those kidnapped and detained could retaliate against Kenyan citizens in South Sudan, saying the  opposition cannot guarantee safety of every Kenyan citizens around the country any more.

The official said Kenyan government had been previously warned about kidnapping South Sudanese citizens in Kenya and sending them against their will and against the law, handing them over to South sudanese security to face torture and prosecution.

The official said Kenyan government should now take full responsibility for its actions by interfering in South Sudan’s internal conflict.

South Sudan’s armed pposition is known to control vast areas in the country ranging from Upper Nile, Western Bahr El Ghazal and the wider Equatoria.

Many Kenyan citizens are believed to be working with organisations and also in the private business.

Nyamilepedia is following the latest development in the saga between the Kenyan government kidnapping and deporting South Sudanese activists.

More investigations are underway!!!

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10 comments

  • Name those areas controlled by SPLM/O instead publishing nonsense

    • Akobo, Uror, Nyirol, the whole of a Eastern Equatoria (except Kapoeta, Torit and Nimule), the whole of Central Equatoria (except Juba, Yei, Terekeka and Kajo Keji), the whole of Western Equatoria ( except Yambio, Maridi and Tombura), the whole of Western Bahr el Ghazal (except Wau town and Raja town)……..

  • May be Kenyan government will understand language of eye by eye. More than 70 Kenyan workers were arrested by IO before after deportation of James Gadit. Mr. Chairman used his wisdom and humanity by ordering to free Kenyans. But Kenyan government did not get it. Meaning this government may listen if its citizens feel the pain as innocent South Sudanese who are kidnap and deport to be killed by Juba regime.

  • joseph ithink you’re not inside south sudan that is why you\re silly to asked such a question, if you would be inside south sudan you could know very well that the large areas of south sudan is under control of splm/a-io including your own area but what is doing by kenyan become as bias for international laws and the resolve of it will challenge every kenyan living in NUER land OR EQUATORIA

  • Idiot asking stupidly question. All Dinka from bottom to top are confused.

  • John your right, he is not in the country yet cliaming that he is a south sudanese while using card in refugee camp. we are born in this country and we will die here in south sudan. If u r a man why should you ran away from your home.I wish lightining to strike to death where u r.

  • Joseph should be given strong stroke on his tongue.

  • Eastern Equatoria

    If this happens, Uhuru will most likely to fail elections. Many Kenyans are woking for Humanitarian Organizations including UN. Kenyans won’t suffer on behalf of it’s Govt. The Govt is making business for kidnapping and deporting IO members but the innocent Kenyans are doing their work to support their familes

  • The Kenya government should respect the international and regional plea to release the two s.Sudanese activist.this are just innocent vibrant guys who where just doing their job by looking out for the rights of their people abused by Kiir regime which is corrupt and nepotic and human rights abuse oriented ….now does it mean when one is being hunted by one government in the region one can’t find asylum in another state…Mr.Uhuru c’mon sir,deporting this guys back home would devastated their families because they will be detained immediately they reach s.Sudan juba airport by the intelligence security operating in juba capital….they might even kill am look at Gadet he was deported ….what’s becoming of the government of Kenya …..seriously release the guys.

  • Enough is enough for Kenyan, is times to revenge against any Kenyan living in south Sudanese that should face death, If they are selling our brothers life to Kiir with dollars for them will be direct death if their government is joking on south Sudanese.