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Anuak King survives assassination attempt

June 29, 2013 (BOR) – The King of the Anuak tribe in Jonglei state’s Pochalla county escaped assassination on Tuesday 11 June, according to a statement by a member of the community based in Canada.

The Anuak spokesperson allege 11,carried out by alleged Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] on his way to his thrones in Otalo from Pochalla town, a document forward to Sudan Tribune by a community member on 27 June gave the details.

Akwai Agada Akwai Cham at his inauguration in April 2012 (Source:
Akwai Agada Akwai Cham at his inauguration in April 2012 (Source:
On his way to his headquarters in Otalo village, King Akwai Aganda Akwai’s car came under attack by by gunmen, and two people from the attackers were killed after the King’s body guards fired back.

According to the Anuak community, the attackers that were killed were well known individuals, from Sudan People’s Liberation Army who were deployed in Pochalla in Otalo village.

The two gunmen, Chuol Rou and Chuol Gatwich, were killed. The document added that their motivate was not known since there was nobody found alive to speake.

A source in Bor, a member of Pochalla community confirmed the assignation attempt but added that the SPLA soldiers at Otalo village, specially the relatives of the deceased become furious after they learned that their colleagues were killed. They blocked women and girls from the water points. He said they also set night and day patrol around the village, creating fears in the village.

Aganda, a 43 year old king succeeded by his dead brother, Adongo Aganda, who died on 30 December 2011, after battling with chest pain he got in a accident when he was young man.