President Kiir, Dr Ann And Ambasador John Andruga’s Failed Assassination Attempt On Gen. Martin Kenyi’s Life

By Joshua Onyago,

Maj. Gen. Martin Kenyi (in green) smiling comfortably in the arms of his colleagues, Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley and Brig. Gen. Thoi Chany at SPLM/SPLA Leadership conference in Pagak, April 2015(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

Maj. Gen. Martin Kenyi (in green) smiling comfortably in the arms of his powerful colleagues; Maj. Gen. Peter Gatdet Yaka, Maj. Gen. James Koang Chuol Ranley and Brig. Gen. Thoi Chany at SPLM/SPLA second Leadership conference in Pagak, April 2015(Photo: Nyamilepedia)

May 09, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — A very worrisome security leakage reached the South Sudan Liberty News, indicating that the former ambassador John Andruga, who never reported to his mission station since his appointment, and the acting SPLM general secretary, Dr Ann Itto, met with the President Salva Kiir on 16 April 2015.

According to the leaked report, the three met in closed doors in Juba to discuss the fate of General Martin Kenyi Taratisio who defected from the Juba-SPLA and has since pledged his support to the people’s movement against the Juba regime.

During the closed-door meeting held in the presidential office, the three then agreed, given he was once stationed in Nairobi, that Ambassador John Andruga Duku to first attempt to convince General Kenyi to abandon rebellion in exchange of lifting the treason charges against him for rebelling against an “elected and a legitimate president” of the Republic.

The first attempt to convince Kenyi to abandon his rebellion was made mid April 2015, this was the first initiative of the president to convince Martin Kenyi before the Pagak SPLA-IO leadership consultative conference.

According to the leaked report, John Andruga Duku was dispatched to Nairobi with undisclosed amount of cash to bribe close friends who knew the location and the whereabouts of Gen. Martin Kenyi on his transit through Nairobi to Pagak.

The friends bribed with the Juba’s money included very close ally of SPLA-IO at its mission office in Nairobi. To gain access to the Office, Ambassador Andruga went accompanied by the South Sudanese Anglican Bishop, Paul Yagusuk, AKA Abuna Kabasa, an Equatorian by background whose residents are both in Juba and Nairobi.

Having made several attempts to personally contact the General and being turned down each time, the Ambassador Andruga, then sought out the help of Bishop Yagusu who in turn called a prominent SPLA opposition member in Nairobi office, a known associate of General,Kenyi, this then gave them an access to the General. Upon their arrival and seeing the Bishop was accompanied by John Andruga, General Martin Kenyi declined to meet the bishop and left the location immediately.

The leaked report further revealed that Kiir and the two Ma’di traitors namely John Andruga Duku and Ann Itto formulated three proposals for General Kenyi.

1.    Urge general kenyi to renounce and abandon the rebellion without delays and in return they will help him seek asylum to South Africa. The Juba government agreed to facilitate his safe transit and offered unspecified cash amounts for him to start a new life in South Africa as well as a monthly generous allowances for the Gen and his family instead of a bush life and his family suffering in Kampala. This is a plan designed to render the Equatoria region free of threats and rebellions, which is the lifeline for the Kiir government. Per this leaked report Kiir is severely frustrated with Kenyi’s defection desiring to eliminate him from the Equations by all means as soon as possible.

2.    The second option is, if General Kenyi renounced and abandoned Rebellion, any related activities and functions, and could agree to return to Juba, all charges against him including the military treason will be dropped. The only charge that will remain is the charge of neglecting duty and abandonment of his post but these are lighter changes compare to treason charges that will seek for his execution, revealed the leaked report.

3.    The third and final option is to appeal to the General’s raw emotions, alleging the General Martin Kenyi has caused insecurities and increased sufferings for his Ma’di people. According to the leaked report, the three claimed they received numerous complains from the Ma’di people, blaming General Kenyi for their daily arrests and harassments by the Security forces, that they were leaving peacefully with the Dinka until Kenyi brought sufferings and miseries on them for rebelling against the Kiir’s government. That they rejected Kenyi’s rebellion and would rather live with the Dinka than with his rebellion that lead to the government arresting and torturing them daily!

Per a Madi Elder contacted by SSLN, who desires to remain anonymous, this last option is the making of lies created by selfish individuals the likes of Ann and Andruga, who right from their professional births showed Zero supports and love for their constituencies and blood kin but Choose to lay in bed with those who inured their very inheritance in South Sudan, Ma’di people, therefor they have for the sake of their stomach willingly became traitors each an every time.

It must be recall that the Ma’di people have accused both Ann Itto and John Andruga in the past of forging coalitions with the Dinka hardliners and their associates the likes of the deputy interior Minister Salva Mathok and the former interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu at the expenses of the Ma’di people and their lands on which the Dinka Sits in humiliations of the land owners.

After the first mission to convince general kenyi failed to even reach him, Dr. Ann and President Kiir for the second time dispatched Ambassador John Andruga to Nairobi in the end of April, this time some unknown men believed to be agents from South Sudan security, accompanied Ambassador John Andruga. Their mission was to find General Martin Kenyi and assassinate him on the Kenyan soil. But General Kenyi was tipped off by the very same South Sudanese Security Loyalist to change his locations and not avail himself to meet anyone; thus surviving his assassination attempt by Kiir, Dr Ann Itto and Ambassador John Andruga.

The Kenyan Government need to take notes otherwise Kiir and his assassins will succeed next time given they host number of oppositions figures to include those not in active arms struggles against the genocidal regime in Juba.

This is very unfortunate development in that the Juba government has now resorted to attempting to eliminate her opponents in foreign soils. If legitimate as they claimed then they should adhere to international laws that govern relationship between sisterly nations.

South Sudan Liberty news reached out to members of the Ma’di communities in the Ma’di corridor to get their view on this failed assassination against their son involving their own son and daughter as agents of the Jieng. A Madi elder who agreed to speak to SSLN in condition of anonymity said their community is indignant and disgusted by their two sold out son and daughter blinded by greed for money and power and that they are not surprised by the behavior of these two who clearly have cast their lots with the Jieng government.

He appeals to Ann Itto and Andruga to remember that no government last forever but the Ma’di people will. “Why are you sailing in a sinking Ship?” He frustratingly asked his two kin. Adding that they will never get this power without their people and that they will never enjoy this money in peace and history and the Ma’di people will judge both Ambassador Andruga and Ann Itto harshly and their children and grandchildren will unfortunately carry this burden years after this two are gone into the graves.

Joshua Onyago,

Nairobi, Kenya.

SSLN

Contact: gabriel.daniel@aol.com

10 comments

  • It was John Garang false.They are too obese and too big pot-bellies,that must stop because Generals and officials use their self-esteem positions to destroyed.

  • GatNor

    I don’t understand the logic in blaming every problem on the general. if the general was the problem the madi community + the ethnic regime should be reliefed that kenyi is gone.

  • Nikalongo sanduksanduk

    In Equatoria, Generals follow their people, people do not follow Generals. The consequences of people blindly following Generals and hooligans is the reason for insecurity and destruction in Dinka and Nuerlands. The interests of the Generals and the elites are not always those of the people. Which of Taban’s sons is a member of the white army? What about Santino Deng? Where are his children? I know he has a house in Nairobi. Kenyi’s decision to take up arms is a personal one. This is not to say that the people of Magwi county like other counties in South Sudan are entirely happy with the achievements of the government. We believe in change but abhors violence.

    The Author of this article is a warmonger who is trying to export violence to Equatoria in general and the Magwi county corridor in particular. No violent act will be tolerated in Magwi county. Those idiots advocating violence can keep it in their backyards. Why would Dr. Ann and Amb. John want Kenyi dead? They have nothing to gain from the death of Kenyi. Kenyi, Itto and Andruga should not live in fear from their own people. They have done nothing wrong. Supporting or opposing a sitting government is a constitutional right, a right accepted and tolerated in Magwi county.

    • Bentiu Ramaran

      Niakalongo,

      Your support for Kiir’s regime does not hold water. Instead your blindly support for Kiir’s regime indicate that you are brainless. Understand that generals are the people of South Sudan and people of South Sudan are the generals. Without the generals you are disrespecting today, South Sudan would never be recognized a country.

  • They will died of very young.Those people in picture will not live long.Diabetes and blood pressure are knocking at their doors. Northerners were like that before because they think big Tummy is a part of richness,but they have change a lot because they have seen many dead of diabetes and blood pressure. Look at three Equatorians governors,they take of their Healths.

  • In news Internationally yesterday,they think sanctions should be put on the rebels and not the government because they begin to realized that SPLM-IO has nothing to do with suffering civilians.They will died off very young in exile because there is no jobs for them for life. I think they should look at three Equatorians governors how they take care of their HEALTHS although one is a disable,but he is still struggle to keep it.

    • GAMBELLA

      why the killing was targeted on Nuer population on December 15? I think the government of south Sudan is the first polish government in the world. As we know who is who in the country i think such an action could not be taken on Nuer. If the food lover (Dinka) are good enough in fighting why they brought Ugandian to fight in behalf of them? Ugandian got a good lesson from greater Lou Nuer. Killing of women,children,rapping,and ordering of Nuer to eat the burned dead body of another Nuer,rapping of woman in presence of her husband, even in Rwanda were not happen.. A think less person may take it as simple issue. is not. South Sudan will never be the same again.

  • These two madi traitors who are coniving with genocidal gvt in juba will be rewarded squarely.
    Let them remember that traitors are unacceeptable in madi land however much they are bribed to kill their brother for the interest of genge council of elder.Will a Dinka accept this deal against their kinsman?
    What goes around comes aroud.

  • For those of you who do not know any thing about the formation of spla/m, assassination was their motto. Lokurnyang Lado was caught by Nyacigak Nyacilok who was dispached by the spla/m leadership including salva kiir to go to Murle land to bring Lokurnyang Lado, he did the orders of his masters, he[ nyacigak] brought Lokurnyang and they killed him before the newly recruted soldiers’s graduation at Bonga, that was one; William Chuol Deang was assassinated by John Kolaang from the greater Fangak area, same as in case of Lokurnyang Lado and Nyacigak, the same thing happened to George AThor, was assassinated in uganda and was dropped off on the border of uganda and the south sudan. The south sudan government claimed that George Athor fell into ambushed. Which ambush? All the above mentioned assassinations were executed with full knowledge of salva kiir as he was the head of the security under Dr. John Garang. For salva kiir, killing a human being is the daily life style of kiir’s tribalistic leadership. Padiet Gahgah

  • No worries, If they manage to get the General, We shall get them too, guaranteed! The Madi has experience Since Anyanya 1 in dealing with traitors.

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