Bor community condemn “unhonorable” burial of former Presidential Advisor
14, February 2017 (Nyamilepedia) — The Bor community members have blast President Salva Kiir for what they called “unhonorable” Funeral and burial accorded to the late Presidential Advisor Al-Tahir Bior who passed away last weekend.
Late Al-Tahir Bior who was Presidential Advisor on Islam was hurriedly buried over the weekend in what the government said was in accordance with Islamic traditions as the body is not allowed to stay overnight.
However members of the Bor community have faulted the government of President Salva Kiir of not giving the late Presidential advisor and former SPLA fight a honorable funeral usually reserved for senior members of the government and elders of community.
Community members say Bior was hurried wrapped in a clothed and rush for burial to an unmarked burial site in the outskirts of Juba.
A student at Juba University expressed anger at the way the government handled the funeral.
“This is not the way to bury our heroes…they just dumped his body at an unmarked bush and not even a proper cemetery, where is the honor?” said James Makuei a student at Juba University.
Another Bor influential official said the Bor community have been exploited for too long by some individuals within the government and that it was time to say enough is enough.
“We lost two generals last week to this senseless war and now the Presidential Advisor had a heart attack, why always us the Bor community paying the price?…the burial accorded to our elder late Al-Tahir Bior was a total disrespect to Bor community by this government” said Makeer a youth from Bor
Most community members say the burial was unhonorable and not inline with good practice for a honorable funeral usually accorded to senior government officials, members called on the government to show respect for those who have served president Kiir, they say the government of Salva Kiir cannot survive without support of Bor but they are not being treated in the way they deserved.
“..this burial of our hero Tahir Bior was total dumping, is not good for our image as,…but how long we should to continue to be used to pay for mistakes of others who want powers….., we have been the most victim of this senseless war and this is how we are paid back? an official from Bor named Mading Ajak asked
Al-Tahir Bior died of heart attacked at his home in Juba last weekend. The late who hails from Dinka Bor was appointed Presidential Adviser on Religious Affairs and the Secretary General of the Islamic Council of South Sudan