Renowned Kenyan journalist slams corrupt South Sudan officials

South Sudan’s former army Chief Gen. Paul Malong Awan on Citizen TV (Photo credit: Citizen TV)

October 16th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) -A renowned Kenyan journalist criticized South Sudan corrupt officials whom he did not identified saying South Sudan and Kenya have business networks and affiliations that are meant to loot South Sudan oil proceeds.

The veteran journalist and expert on South Sudan politics, John Gachie, was reacting to the allegation that South Sudan leaders have invested wealth while their people continue languishing in dire humanitarian situations as a result of their actions.

“There are business networks and affiliations between the elite in Kenya and South Sudan. The Kenyan elite are engaged, involved, embedded and beholden to the elite in S. Sudan, and it’s up to the neck,” Gache said.

South Sudan’should neighbouring countries are being pressured by the international community to immediately seize properties gained from illicit proceeds, by corrupt military and political leaders in South Sudan.

In recent months, the United States Government began putting more pressure on Kenyan Bank operators, ordering them to investigate and seize the assets embezzled by South Sudan leaders who have been accused of stashing millions of dollars in the Capital Nairobi.

On the eleventh of this month, hundreds of Kenyan citizens took to streets in the nation’s capital Nairobi demanding their Government to freeze assets owned by South Sudan corrupt elites.

The protests came barely a day following the release of shocking documentaries investigated by the Africa Uncensored’s Investigative journalist John Allan Namu.

The report lay blame on top military commanders, including the country’s former Chief of General Staff Paul Malong Awan who for his part denied any wrongdoing saying they are smear tactics inteded to damage his reputation.

South Sudan desceded into civil war In December 2013 following a flareup of violence between presidential guards with some supporting Kiir, the president, and others supporting Machar, a former vice president dismissed four months early.