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SPLM-IO’s official denies allegations he was behind Dak’s deportation to S. Sudan

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SPLM-IO leader Machar (R) and the head of information office Mabior Garang de Mabior pose for picture on 22 June 2018 (Photo Mabior Granag de Mabior)

November 3, 2018 (JUBA) - The chairperson of the SPLM-IO National Committee for Information and Public Relations Mabior Garang de Mabior dismissed allegations that he was behind the deportation to South Sudan of his Comrade James Gatdet Dak to South Sudan.

An article circulating in the social media attributed to a "freelance journalist embedded with the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs" with the names of William Kitonga Machria, claimed that Mabior was behind the arrest and deportation of Dak to South Sudan.

"When James Gatdet Dak issued a press release condemning a Kenyan General, Mabior then saw an opportunity to get rid of his archrival. In his meetings with Kenyan officials on November 1st, he encouraged them to arrest him and deport him to Juba," said the article.

In response to the journalist, Mabior posted a Tweet on Saturday evening, wondering why the author of the article omitted to mention that he too closely escaped deportation.

"Kenyan journalist William Kitonga Machria who claims to be a journalist in Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs failed to mention that I also narrowly escaped being deported," said Mabior.

"He should also tell us about what they did to Agger Iddrii and Dong Samuel since he is blaming Kenya ?!" He added.

When Dak was arrested by the Kenyan police in November 2016, in a statement to The Associated Press Mabior Garang, had urged Kenyan authorities not deport Gatdet to South Sudan, saying he would face imminent death.

At the time, the SPLM-Io accused the South Sudanese security service of being behind the deportation. But the article emphasized that the South Sudanese authorities had nothing to do with Dak’s deportation.

At the time, Kenyan government spokesman Eric Kiraithe told The Associated Press that Dak became "an inadmissible person, so we cancelled his visa and he was taken to his country of origin".

Human rights groups condemned the move of the Kenyan authorities, calling it a breach of international law.

(ST)

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  • 4 November 2018 04:29, by Malakal county Simon

    Just wondering where is mabior now a day??

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  • 4 November 2018 07:04, by Games

    Its would be very hard to trusts the Dinka nowadays...its good you have shown your colour to us.

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  • 4 November 2018 07:09, by Games

    Malakal County Simon
    Mabor Nyadeng is against the Khartoum peace Agreement, he wants to Kill Salva Kiir before he returns to Juba. He is in where in Eastern Africa Countries. He is really sick at the moment

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  • 4 November 2018 10:43, by Kush Natives

    What for all these pop up destructive behavior? James is out of the prison now, whether someone else in opposition was behind his arrest or not, treat it as a gone case, but must be in records keeping. There’s always an elements in moment, if you kids don’t know that. Let’s all stop following the destructors! Let’s concentrate on peace implementation.

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    • 4 November 2018 10:51, by Kush Natives

      Games,
      Refrain from such misleading information towards Jieeng tribe, when Mabior was made as an information secretary in IO in the bush administration, Jieeng was not there. Stop blaming others for your failure. Everyone has confessed in South Sudan that this senseless violence was not between Naath and Jieeng, and you keep dragging it on your own business?

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      • 4 November 2018 10:59, by Kush Natives

        - I thought that you care about our innocent people suffering in South Sudan, but you turned out to be hatred inventor. Why not remain in the bush with your own rebels, since it’s not something new, Anya-anya II did it, why not just you? Alway, Riek is back, if you like it or not! Hang yourself now or stay in Gambella where you’re! Cease from posting garbage here.

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  • 4 November 2018 16:06, by choldit

    That is rubbishy post. The Kenyan journalist is just playing tricks with the people he leveled fools. That is a cover story to turn the fight on Splm io. Can he tell us this time who sold Dong and Idris to them? The Kenyan thought south Sudanese are as fool as those who asked for their help to kill their countrymen. The will face the consequences of their actions.

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