Son of ex-Kenyan president among profiteers of South Sudan conflict – report

Sen. Gideon Moi – left – meets Kiir in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

September 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – One of the sons of former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has been identified by a report as one of profiteers of the South Sudan conflict.

Senator Gideon Moi who represent the Baringo county of Kenya in parliament is among a group of powerful international businessmen and multinational companies who are profiting from the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the Sentry said in a report last week.

The report titled “The Taking of South Sudan” was prepared by the Sentry, a non-profit investigative team founded by American actor George Clooney to monitor conflicts in Africa.

The 64-page report said President Salva Kiir and his family own stakes in banks, foreign exchange bureaus, airlines, oil companies, logistics firms, and private security companies among others, mainly through partnerships with investors from across the globe.

It said Senator Moi has a stake in a South Sudan-registered firm Lukiza Ltd, which formed a joint venture called Caltec Corporation with Conex Energy, a company allegedly controlled by President Kiir’s daughter Adut.

“Just two months after the December 2013 massacres in Juba, Conex Energy, a company controlled by Kiir’s daughter Adut, his son-in-law Nardos Ghebeyehu and Akot Lual Arech — a close adviser to the President affiliated with the NSS (National Security Services) — formed the joint venture Caltec Corporation with South Sudan-registered Lukiza Limited,” said the report.

“Gideon Moi, an influential senator, who is the son of former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, has a partial ownership stake in Lukiza,” the report added.

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