Church leaders in Kenya pays tribute to fallen SPLM-IO governor
July 1st 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Church leaders in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp held prayers in respect of the fallen SPLM-IO governor of Bieh State Brig. Gen. Koang Rambang Chuol who died last month in the opposition-held town of Lankien in Bieh State of former Jonglei.
Several speeches were delivered at the funeral service of the late opposition governor who passed away last month following a long illness which has not been disclosed by the opposition group.
Eulogists revered the late SPLA-IO General as and outstanding officer whose legacy will live on despite the surprise departure from the eyes of the opposition and whose contribution to the SPLM-IO will be remembered for many many years to come.
Koang’s death came barely a day after President Salva Kiir and the SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon met for the first time since clashes at the Presidential Palace in Juba in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
The main armed opposition group, the SPLM-IO which is fighting the government of president Salva Kiir since December 2013 following a massacre in Juba described the fallen governor’s departure as a great lost to the movement led by the country’s former First Vice-President Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
Gen. Koang, was appointed by the SPLM/SPLA (IO) Chairman and Commander-in-Chief Dr. Riek Machar as the governor of the opposition-held Bieh State on July 17, 2015, and had previously served as a deputy governor for the state.
He left behind his three women and six children.