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Jieeng’s Satan kingdom must be dismantled


By Luk Kuth Dak

As very many of you may recall that in the early 80’s that I served as Press Secretary to then Governor of the Greater Upper Nile Region, Mr Daniel Koat Mathews, better as D.K. Mathews.

Governor Mathews ( an engineer by training) asked me a few months ago if I would consider going back to South Sudan, to help in the rebuilding of the young nation. I respectfully told him that such a move would be the last thing I would do. The reasons: there’s no longer the nobility in government service under Kiir and JCE Satan’s Kingdom.

To confirm the fact, all I needed to do was to point to mass massacres of innocent Nuer men, children and women, not to mention the hatred that engulfs the young country in every corner under this brutal dictator and his flunkies, who are inciting the worse aspect of human conditions, those that make us small, weak, fearful and divided. Enacting Jieeng dominance over others, rather than celebrating our difference, cooperating and finding what we all have in common, is the most destructive way forward I can imagine.

That’s why this moment is our history fills one with sadness and despair as I truly believe that the Satan’s Kingdom would only continue to grow deeper and deeper in dividing our people. It’s unfortunate that they admonished the fact that they needed a broader partnership and coalition to show us a way to a future of hope. They have forsaken that those alliances are essential if South Sudan is to be a nation for all.

Now we live in an environment where Satan’s Kingdom refers to the Nuer as enemies and Equatorians as foreigners. That shows how divided we really are as a people and as a nation. Because of that uncivilised behaviour, the future of South Sudan looks as bleak as its past, if not worse. We must all reject those toxic beliefs.

On the contrary, ( as a young journalist) I grew up in a time when Dinka and Nuer were so fond of one another. For example, the late Mr Peter Gatkouth Gual and Ustaz Bona Malwal were inseparable. And when I was assigned to cover the Ministry of Mining and Industry, Ustaz Bona treated me with all due respect and greeted me in a fluent Nuer language. " Male Luk, he would say."

That’s the South Sudan we cherish.

Luk Kuth Dak is a former broadcasting journalist. Hit me at lukedak@hotmail.com

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  • 14 April 2017 08:25, by Akuma

    Mr. Luk,

    Such article to media give bad portray image to our beloved nation and it will keep divid nation into piece as some of you might think. However, you better appreciate Kiir gov’t Nuer tribe have Taban Deng, Riek Gai, Gai Yoal, Rachael Nyadak, Tuk Kew, Hussein Maar, Lul Gatkuoth, Gathoth Gatkuoth, Luk Jok plus other gov’t posts. Which gov’t will really appreciated if you can’t appreciated.

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  • 14 April 2017 10:23, by Angelo Achuil

    Akuma, which "image" are you still talking about? Luk,if you think "Jieeng" is the problem, U are no different from ones who think "Nueer"is the problem.Get objective! Leadership is the problem.

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    • 15 April 2017 05:55, by Kuch

      Mr. Luk Dak, you can spew out your usual useless to Dinkas/Jiengs to the whole Jieng community, but please leave Daniel Koat Mathew out of your useless bile and animosity towards the whole Dinka/Jaang community. How are going to dismantle your so-called Jiengs Kingdom while you are cowering in foreign countries?>>>

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      • 15 April 2017 06:33, by Kuch

        To be honest Mr. Luk Dak Kueth, people like you who don’t have anything called sorry in their lives are the ones that are behind this mess in our country. Your Riek Machar and his Co. attempted a coup on the 15/12/2013 and you know, Mr. Luk Dak, to take power by a way of force around the world has never ever been peaceful and will never be>>>

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        • 15 April 2017 06:44, by Kuch

          Please Mr. Luk Dak, next time keep your our uncle DK out of your rubbish next time chap. I am an engineer like uncle DK with a civil engineering degree from Canada and Germany. Mr. Luk dak, l am one of boys who helped captured Yei in 1997 and some of other little towns and villages in Central Equatoria and Eastern and my home state of the then Jonglei>>>

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          • 15 April 2017 06:55, by Kuch

            and l was injured very badly in battle of Kapoeta in 2002, before the 2005. I was injured very badly in New Kapoeta, Mr. Luk Dak. And l there was no even a single Nuer or Equatoria then in my own battalion, but a few from the Nuba Mts and Maban:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2041202.stm

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            • 15 April 2017 07:02, by Kuch

              Mr. Luk Dak Kueth, l retook my machine gun in 2014, and l am the one that helped bombed your damn Lou so-called white army out of my home town of Jonglei, Baliet, Malakal and other villages. I am here in Ayod, Mr. Luk Dak Kueth. We have bombed your Lou Nuer so-called white army thoroghly and if they can try again to toy around with us, then their Ngundeng Biong can help them. But l doubt>>>

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              • 15 April 2017 10:18, by Kuch

                it if your so-called Lou Nuer white army can try their rubbish again. The Nuer elders, their Riek Machar, some of their criminals in between.

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  • 15 April 2017 10:09, by Kush Natives

    Luk Kuth Dak,
    It’s unbelievable hearing such dulls contributors, who called themselves as way forward or solution seekers. I don’t think that God will help blind pple to turns South Sudan into a second Sodom. If those of Dak are still playing a discovered agenda, then SS is a very small and wrong place for such ergonomic. Dak, I forget your title, but I believed, you’re a PhD.

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