Press Release South Sudan Upper Nile State

Jikany Community in Kenya Denounced and Disowned Their Disgruntled Son. Maj. Gen.Gathoth Gatkuoth And His group

By Simon Bachuch | Jikany Community Chairman,

Members of South Sudan rebels celebrate their victories in Upper Nile in 2014(Photo: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files  (SOUTH SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)
Members of South Sudan rebels celebrate their victories in Upper Nile in 2014(Photo: REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files (SOUTH SUDAN – Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT)

August 11, 2015(Nyamilepedia) Jikany Community in Kenya held a meeting with their disgruntled son, Maj. Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang {Bipuàr} at Heron Hotel, Nairobi, to brief them on his stand on allegations and other internal differences between him and the leadership of SPLM/A-IO for which the community disowned his claims.

According to the General, the following are the grievances that he presented to justify his defection from SPLM/A-IO:

A; He accused Dr.Machar of having received bribes of a hundred million US Dollars from the Chinese Government in order not to capture paloch oilfields with no concrete evidence.

B: He accused Dr.Machar’s son( Teny ) that he was paid 7 million US dollars by Kiir’s Government to cleaned evidence of Juba massacre (the bones of the deceased ones) which was committed in Dec 16-20, of 2013.

C: He accused Dr. Machar of running the moment as his family affairs, and according to the General only Dr.Machar, Gen.Taban and Mama.Angelina Teny are having the upper hand in the leadership decisions.

D: He accused Dr.Machar of having defected at all times but his defection never benefited South Sudanese or the Nuer Community and went further to justify with references to Nasir Faction of 1991, Khartoum Peace of 1997and Agreement of 2002.

E: He accused Dr.Machar, that he doesn’t accepts blames and ideas, and with many more blames he openly declared that they are no longer members of SPLM/A-IO.

Gen. Gathoth assures that they will form their own faction with the following objectives:


  • Their Faction (nameless) as per Aug 10’s meeting, will fight SPLM/A-IO and Kiir’s Government to restore peace and security to the country (South Sudan).
  • They will also have their political wing to be added on to the negotiation table under IGAD-Plus Peace talks in the Ethiopian Capital, Addis Ababa, to negotiate independently with the government.
  • Their Faction (Nameless) wills never sign any peace agreement that will reinstate Salva Kiir as a president.
  • He made an assurance that their logistic is now 24/7 but failed to disclose their source

The Community asked the below Questions:

Simon Bachuch the Jikany Community Chairman asks: Why did they independently write a letter stating their position to IGAD mediators? Bachuch was referring to their statement that they had written independently on July 7th, 2015 to IGAD, bypassing the leadership structures of SPLM/SPLA, under Dr.Machar.

In their letter, the General explains, that they urged IGAD-PLUS to exclude Dr. Machar and Salva Kiir from the Transitional Government of South Sudan and replace Dr. Machar with another member of SPLM/A-IO during the transition and also as part of their agreement with Juba Government to as well exclude Salva Kiir from the transitional government.

Bangoang Tongyik Lual asks: Is there a tangible evident or any document presenting the said transactions, in references of his claims that Chinese and the others bribed Dr.Machar to cease war or suspend combatants to capture Paloich oilfields but signed Intra-SPLM Party Agreement in Arusha.

Lual asks: concluded by exposing the confusion they (Gathoth Gatkuoth, Gabriel Changson, Gatwech Puoch, Kun Puoch) created within Jikany where they are not happy with the position given to the current Sobat State Governor C.D.E. Duer Tut Duer and the position of the SPLM Youth League hold by C.D.E. Puot Kang Chuol and others interest to mislead the overall community into following wrong directions apart from the objectives of the very movement under the visionary and Charismatic leadership of DR.Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon to lead our Nation to peace and prosperity.

We as Jikany community disowned Gathoth Gatkuoth and his group as well as their confusing and visionless strategy to disturb the peace and harmony gained in Nuer Community as well the liberated areas under SPLM/A-IO. We will never entertain such disillusions and backbiting movements from Gen.Gathoth Gatkuoth and his group.

Again and again we stand tall, put our full support and our commitment under the visionary and Charismatic leader Dr.Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon and we will fight until the genocidal regime under the leadership of Gen.Kiir in brought down and face the justice for the crimes they committed.

GOD bless Jikany Community, Nuer Community and all the 64 tribes of South Sudan and GOD bless the vision and objectives of SPLM/A-IO.

Victory is certain.

By Jikany Community Chairman

Simon Bachuch

Tel: +254-725-175516

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Karab August 11, 2015 at 8:39 am

Good Move. We have to be bold in such cases other wise they will continue confusing the people. Very poor decision from the generals.

lual deng lual August 11, 2015 at 11:55 am

I think the general had a solid case and they already bring up their case all allegation against machar who tried to lead the movement like his family corporate. These general are right to defect because this will never bring any good thing to people of south sudan but he will create division among us like he did in 1990s when he fabricated war between lou nuer and jikany nuer and the same he did it between bull nuer and dok nuer. This guy called dr machar is failure man who will bring any fruit to all south sudan and Iam very glade generals desist him before he will send more white to battle without guns and ammo and still there are imbecilic people who supporting him while all the mistake he made. I think the new movement will be successful then machar movement.

goweng Torbaar August 11, 2015 at 8:23 pm

I hope it is not yet time for forming new revel group, All of us are not happy with IGAD peace which re intate Kiir as President but at least we will manage great Upper Nile our self and breach that peace latter. All of us know that Kiir is still in Power because of Dr.Riek, Gatdet and Gathoth. Let me highlight some point on each person and give you who play best.
1-Dr. Riek play a political role in order to Kill politically per advice from western world according to them. SPLA IO is Nuer revilion and can Kill every Dinka when they capture Juba but Dr. Riak is trying to convince them by keeping withdrawal of his forces from hot spot and not give soldier much logistic to win many battle.
2- Gen. Gathoth Gatkuoth was not good enough on his leadership style, he captured Maakal twice but fails to conduct meetings with his commanders and white army leaders for further step till Dinka reach Nasir where he migrate to Ethiopia. Son of Jikany calls for his removal and appointment for Duer Tut which was done, he promise to form other revel group if he will not be given any position. He was appointed as Dup. Chief of staff for logistic but still not happy with it because he want only Nasir.
3. Gen. Gatdet always was not happy for SPLA IO to capture Mayom where his clan belong, he always keep commanding withdrawal when ever Bentiu is capture because he knows next step is to Capture Mayom where he fear that Bul Nuer will be Massacre by other clan. Now he knows that he is removed and every step will be taken including capture of Mayom.

Note: Among all contribute in dis moral to white army and soldier because their is no good commands for war. But Dr. Riak approach is better since it progress in some points

chuolkhan August 13, 2015 at 3:04 am

Am not quite sure those mistake from Machar should in their origin . This are propaganda to those Generals because they DON,T want the blame for what is happened to them, let us see what will be from there who will joint them???????????????? and it will not divide us if those mistake are there why to keep them until we achieve the goal so their decision is unfair because what we are is common problem to every one in nuer as whole is not Machar ,and is not Taban,and not Angelina and is not who every. it is because we can not fight with out in structure any human being have a kinds of in structure for doing work so when we completed the fight with Dinkas why not we site and discuss all kinds of matters which spoiling us on the movement of our today so to me .Those guys they mistaken but they waited other to be like them , any how let them go in peace time has come we shall see if the peace is not in its position we are still fighting no surrender fighting is going on so do they think that they are only heroes with in Nuer ? of course we have other guys better than them how many people among us who are there in government of Kiiir and we are still doing our interest to fight them in to maximum shame on them we still Nuer/Naath OUR NAME NUER WILL NOT BE FAILED BECAUSE OF THEM


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