IDPs Living in UN Centers in South Sudan Dismiss Allegations of Wanting to Return Home
March 29, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Responding to reports aired on Radion Miraya last week, the Internally Displaced Persons, currently living in UNMISS Compounds in Juba term the report as a propaganda that was intended for political gains.
“All Youths, Elders, women and children of Jikany community living in UNMISS dismissed as it was reported from Maraya FM in Juba that “all Jikany are ready to come out from UNMISS.””Said Chuol Pal, a member of Eastern Jikany community.
“This was a true propaganda and white lies. We cannot go back to the hands of Salva Kiir’s regime because the government still intimidates one ethnic group (NUER).” Chuol said.
According to other members of Eastern Jikany community, who investigated the matter, a few loyal Jikany-Nuer politicians, working for the government of Salva Kiir, held a meeting at Nyakuron Centre on Sunday last week and went to broadcast their resolutions on Radio Miraya.
“We have officially dismissed the propaganda from a few individuals who held the meeting outside the UNMISS last Sunday in Nyakuran and used this unhealthy allegation as source to get their money from Politician;” said Biel Thoal, who reportedly followed up on the report.
Although many Nuer politicians are walking on the streets of Juba, the civilians in the protection sites fear taking risks, citing that the national security forces and other government structures are dominated by one tribe.
“If you go there to the government structured, you will find out all Director Generals and undersecretaries are all Dinkas. Is better for us to go there in Ulang, Mandeng, Maiwut and Mathiang then to joint Kiir’s government which is full of intimidation, abhorrence, nepotism and tribalism” Another senior, John Kam, said.
The Eastern Jikany Community blames a few politicians, led by John Khan Jock, who returned to Juba after rebelling last year.
“we strongly disagreed and oppose the defection of Jikany politicians led by John Khan Jock, who returned to seek for employment under Killer Salva Kiir” Kam continued.
Many other IDPs from Nuer community reiterates the same feeling that their lives and property are not safe under the current system of president Salva Kiir.
“These opportunists are selling our blood every day on the streets of Juba to get jobs. When they return to Juba they lie to tribal government of Salva Kiir that they have many people following them, that they will return many Nuer to Government.” Said Mary Nyadak, who has lived in UNMISS camp for more than a year.
“Now Salva Kiir is asking them to produce their people but they have no one to show. That is why they go to preach on radio Miraya FM” Mary continued.
According to the UN and AU reports, thousands of Nuer civilians were systematically targeted by an organized group of soldiers and militias under President Salva Kiir.
This month, the army, SPLA, has distanced itself from the attrocities that were committed at the onset of the conflict claiming that the forces that committed atrocities were commanded directly from the office of president Salva Kiir.
The former Chief of Staff, James Gathoth Mai, who fled the country last week, fearing arrest, is on records for having denied to acknowledge the recruitment and funding of a tribal militia know as “Dotkubeny”, which went rampant in Juba in December 2013.