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South Sudan expels 4 Britons, 16 Kenyans working for private company

Minister of Interior Michael Chiangjiek and Deputy Minister of Information Lily Albino briefing the media in Juba on 29th August 2018 (File photo)

August 28th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) South Sudan’s interior minister Michael Chiengjiek Gey has instructed the expulsion of 16 Kenyans and four British citizens working for a private security company, Insight Security, in the capital Juba, deputy mayor of Juba city, Thiik Thiik said.

The deportation of foreign workers was announced by the government on Tuesday after the security firm failed to resolve payment-related issues that arose between local employees and foreign staffs.

There are four British nationals and 16 Kenyan nationals; they have been given 72 hours to pay all dues which they owe the government, and also pay our people their pensions…then leave the country,” said Thiik Thiik Mayardit, the deputy Mayor of Juba City Council.

The company paid the guards in South Sudanese Pounds (SSP), with salaries ranging from 15,000 SSP to 30,000 SSP, much less than what the contracts provide for,” he said.

In the past few days, the government arrested and arraigned the Insight Security’s leaders on allegations that, some expatriates were mistreating South Sudanese citizens employed by the organization.

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