Nov 21, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Preparing to begin his day, Barach Mayendit, was shot dead by a gunman at his residence this morning in Thongthing neighborhood in Juba, South Sudan.
According to eye witnesses, late Barach was brushing his teeth in front of his gate at 9Am on Saturday when a civilian-dressed gunman started firing at him.
At least three bullets hit the deceased, who died instantly before the gunman took off.
The witnesses believes the assailant claimed to be a member of South Sudan National security before he turned his back and walked away. No immediate arrest was reported.
Although police department was yet to response at the time of this report, insecurity and death of civilians in the hands of “unknown gunmen” is not something new to all South Sudanese in the country.
On Tuesday this week Stephen Khamis, a member of South Sudan Police service and a coach of women Football team was also shot by unknown gunman in front of his house near St Kazito bus station.
Kharmis survived six bullets in his body until he died at Juba Teaching Hospital the following morning at 4Am.
At least nine journalists and unreported number of civilians have have been killed in South Sudan capital within the last two years.
Members of police and national security services, including members of presidential guards, have also been killed in similar incidents by unknown gunmen.
Within this month at least five civilians have been killed like Barach. Banks and hotels are also robbed in a broad day light.
On November 20th, 2015 [yesterday] at 2pm a group of heavily armed men, wearing protective gears, robbed Nile Hope, a none-profit organization within the capital. At least six millions South Sudanese Pounds were reportedly stolen.
In other reports, the National Parliament has amended the constitution to give Salva Kiir powers to appoint and remove governors any time he deemed necessary. This decision came at a time when the president has unconstitutionally removed and replaced 8 out of 10 governors.