Kiir’s Regime Loosing Grip on Equatoria Region
July 15, 2015 (Nyamilepedia)—The Juba regime has resorted to employing desperate measures to deal with an ever growing desperate situation. The series of reported attacks on civilians in Equatoria is pointing to the reality that the government has lost control of the rising insecurity in the country and has run out of rational strategies to maintain its grip on to power. This is has become increasingly evident by the number of clashes between common citizens with the government security organs who are charge with the responsibilities of keeping them save.
The cloud hanging over the legitimacy of the embattled president Salva Kiir and the collapsing economy are driving those around Kiir’s regime to despair. They think that employing old fashioned iron fist rule tried by world dictators and failed, would force communities into submission – tactics that have sent many rouge regimes to the political graveyards of history and a fate awaiting Juba regime.
The legitimacy of president Salva Kiir was dealt a severe blow when only Museveni of Uganda showed up at the celebration of the 4th anniversary of the independence of South Sudan and a call by the SPLM/A (In Opposition) for the community of nations to stop calling him as an elected and legitimate president of South Sudan – a call that has been heard worldwide and has forced leading countries of the world to say that Kiir has squandered the chance of a life time by refusing to sign a peace agreement that would usher in a transitional government of national unity. In the eyes of the world, only a peace agreement, at this point, would see Kiir return as a leader in South Sudan. Even the extension of his term of office by a national parliament – a parliament whose term even expired before passing the motion to extend the term of president Kiir, is unconstitutional.
At the moment, there is no rule by constitution in South Sudan and the wise thing the president should have done was to suspend the constitution, declare state of emergency in the country and rule by decrees. This in itself is tantamount to usurping the power of South Sudanese people.
The fact that Kiir’s regime is heavily deploying forces throughout the Equatoria States, are indications that he has already assumed the role of ruling in a state of emergency. Therefore, he would want to use the militia he established to replace the SPLA to terrorize and intimidate Equatorians.
The next step in the grand scheme of controlling Equatoria is to remove the Governors and the most likely governors to lose their jobs are Clement Wani Konga of Central Equatoria State and Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro of Western Equatoria State. These two have been seen by Juba regime as roadblocks to gaining total control over Equatoria.
SPLM/A Representative to Kenya