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Fire consumes President Kiir’s residential office


February 09, 2012 (JUBA) - A fire broke out at the official residence of South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir on Thursday and burnt down a building he uses as an office.

The Beijing hotel in Juba on fire in 2009 (ST file photo)

The incident, which started at about 7:00pm local time was reportedly attributed to an electrical fault said to have emanated from an electrical pole next to the house. No casualties were involved.

Eye witnesses last evening told Sudan Tribune that huge flames were seen emerging from the President’s home, located on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan’s capital.

“I was in my house but immediately rushed out on hearing the president’s house was burning. This was at about 7:30pm,” said an eye witness.

Security officials, sources said, completely sealed off the scene of the incident. Only staff from the fire brigade department were permitted entry into the residence.

Kenneth Thomas, the president’s press and media relations downplayed the fire outbreak, describing it as “minor incident.”

Cases of fire out breaks have, in the recent past, been a major occurrence in South Sudan. December last year, a fire at South Sudan’s Juba Being Hotel destroyed several properties and caused extensive damage.

In 2009, another fire at the same hotel destroyed nearly 60 rooms.


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  • 10 February 2012 07:09, by omoni jr.

    Anyway ,that is normal,i hope our president was not injured in that wild and brutal fire.

    • 10 February 2012 08:31, by John Bang

      This are the evidence that proof that Kiir is the reall thiefs,let the curse fall on his neck alone with his corrupters from Bar el Ghazel.This types of Dinka have spoiled the good image of Southern Sudanese,consumed only money and do not know how to work.(jieke bec de).Jaang!!!

      • 10 February 2012 10:25, by Mototo

        @JOHN BANG;

        You are really a son of bitch, when the fire caught someone’s house/home does it mean that the guy/owner whose his house/home had been burnt is a thief?

        You better respect your president since he is feeding you, do u think that you can survive without president Kiir?
        Very soon i will be appointed as a first class security agent to president Kiir and i will kill you immediately.

        • 10 February 2012 10:55, by John Bang

          @ Mototo,please I’m not son of bitch,i’m a son of man who fucked all Bar el Ghazel thieves,you claimed to be president’s body guard and am claiming to be president. I ’ll kill you mother fucken!

          • 10 February 2012 11:12, by molana

            John Bang,
            you want to be president according to you but how can you be president while discriminating others or you are just joking?
            you are desperate and amaze to have experience internet so you shallowly think jokes are accepted, try to write a commence that will pleased the readers to prove that you are perfect

        • 10 February 2012 11:33, by Ruach

          What about this press releaser?Is he not promoting the president?Where is Mangoor today?I hope his money was not burnt in the fire.He is the looter and that is the punishments.Poor services have also appeared in his own house.He deserve it,but I don’t want him to be injured or die.

      • 10 February 2012 10:26, by Mapuor

        Fire was cause by electric fault Gademar.Bhar El Gazal people are not corrupt.People who are corrupt are known in the South.They Arab militias during the war & now possess high military ranks while they are illiterates.Han kuar midiit wore

      • 10 February 2012 12:23, by Man manning

        @ Bhang u better go and continue taking your bhang because you are son of bitch,how dare you insult and provoke your president buddy?

      • 10 February 2012 16:52, by SSLA/M Supporter

        Luxurious palaces built with the looted public money that would have been used to feed and treat our hungry and sick masses respectively will always burn! Kiir and his SPLA/M mafia can’t expect to live luxurious lives while our masses are going empty stomachs even Satan can’t accept that! Curse be to their stolen properties !

    • 10 February 2012 09:14, by Nyamlelthii

      Dear Readers,
      My advice to all of you is that let’s stop abuses but think of what fire will do in your grass thatched houses since it has reached Presidence office.

      • 10 February 2012 10:02, by Mi diit

        I hope our president’s important documents were not destroyed in his residential office.

        • 11 February 2012 09:27, by Joseph

          The only thing which got burnt during the fire incident in the president’s house was the LIST for 13 corrupt officials in RSS ahahahahah. Now the 13 most wanted thieves by the South Sudanese can relax. This tricks are not new for some of us. Pliz stop kidding with South Sudanese SPLM. Useless Plan by thieves.....

        • 9 March 2012 14:39, by Joseph

          Nilotic: Include the Dinka, Nuer and Shuluk tribes. These Major tribes depend mainly upon cattle husbandry, cows in particular, for which they hold special pride, fishing and agriculture.
          Sudanese Nilotic: They share with the Nilotic genetic and linguistic features and as well as modes of subsistence(dependence on cattle rearing, this tribes include Bari, Mundari, Taposa.

      • 10 February 2012 11:10, by tutchagor

        to nyamlellthi
        thank brother for your advise to our brothers whose their comments are usually insulted people either local language or english. to me let us respect each others as we are youths and intellectual of new nation. next to this if I were study Law like me, I could not insult any person but to advice the author through resonably way.because there is what so call defarmation in which you can face trial.

    • 10 February 2012 11:12, by Anti Traitor

      I am so much worried about this fire outbreak but let me hope that there are no vouchers burnt inside.

    • 10 February 2012 12:06, by Paul Chadrack

      This is a very big warning to our corrupt president!!!!!!!!!!,it’s a clear indication that what he is doing currently in south sudan has started to get answers from almight God, down down salva kiir with his corrupt relatives and ministers who have taken south sudan as their private properties.

      • 10 February 2012 13:19, by John Bang

        @ Paul & Kimo,
        guys it’s good to be frank in your own country,where do small buddy called Mototo will experience? Sign and symptom proof the bad deeds & lack of knowledge about the gov’t exercised by Kiir with only corrupted mind,I beg South Sudan to take Kiir abroad for further study about the gov’t.Mototo will accompany him to learn the way of dev’t,not corruption. It’s good for him to learn.

      • 11 February 2012 06:56, by alfabol

        iknow salva kiir is not doing right thing to people of south sudan. him is corrupted president. salva government is full of tribulism. i can see this salva kiir journey will end through fire?

    • 10 February 2012 12:07, by kimo

      this is a clear sign that this man will be toppled dawn soon by the nuer guy according to the myth...the dawn count have started...salva kirr should seek refuge in one of the neigbouring countries

    • 10 February 2012 16:29, by Baring

      Dear sons of ten state.

      I am very in disagreement with the plan to put the so call Beijin Hotel so close to the president office. We are putting our president at denger. i am appealing to the RSS to move that Hotel out of that location. this not a first time fire encolugh there. No safety in that hotel, so please the athourity in Juba you have to listen to your citizen advice.

      Lo Mo

    • 11 February 2012 03:15, by Elijah B. Elkan

      Mr. Omoni Jr,

      What so funny about house burning down, Do you really enjoy other people misery. I know it’s waste of time to acknowledge you. I believe it will make you happy that you got someone attention. Enjoy!.

      Sudan Tribune need to weed out those who thinks this comments/website is a joke.

  • 10 February 2012 07:13, by mayom maboung marek

    Fire destruction is every where today in South Sudan, reaching president’s office; need attention.

    • 10 February 2012 07:21, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

      The fire consumed the office, but have not consumed the spirit of the people of South Sudan. It shall be built again.

      Wal P Muoranyar Biet

    • 10 February 2012 07:34, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      I m very sorry of that the electric fire incident to our president residential office,as it ia very minor case as stated by his office manager no worry,but the Director for Electric cooperation should be investigated of that or change from his position.


  • 10 February 2012 07:31, by molana

    lack of electricity control has emerged throughout Juba up to president resident today, very very funny, president’s house set off into such fierce fire! what remain next? president will just die up in the room.

  • 10 February 2012 07:35, by Gabriel KK

    There must be a source behind fire out break in this Country. Authorities conecrn must start invastigating and find out those behind these fires. otherwise Khartoum is using one of her cards here. watch carefully!

  • 10 February 2012 07:46, by BM Bol

    Problems are opportunities in disguised. I hope ROSS leadership takes this incident and use it as an opportunity to develop the firefighters which are badly neglected.

  • 10 February 2012 07:51, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Poor basic services to all citizens of South Sudan
    God only will help people of my country!

    • 10 February 2012 08:28, by Abyei Soil

      There are some cases we can at least point a single finger to a certain person or group but we shouldn’t held North Sudan responsible for every bad lack that might hinder development of our nation. The cause of fire is no evidence to accuse North Sudan @ Gabriel KK .

    • 10 February 2012 08:51, by Martin Kat

      No connection of the fire consumes and poor services because fire is a natural disaster even in UK fire was consumes many houes in last year.

  • 10 February 2012 08:27, by ABDALLA BIN ABDALLA

    Sorry mr. Kiir for that terrible incident. We don’t wish death upon you and your families. We wish you a healthy life and a war. fire!! fire!! war with North. That is the beginning of war.

    • 10 February 2012 08:33, by Abyei Soil

      ..."We wish you a healthy life and a war". What does that mean?

      • 10 February 2012 10:51, by Flora Tong

        Has anyone read the rules of commenting in this site so that we can have an objective discussions nd ideas that can move our nation forward as one nation and not tribes????

        this is just fire! even the white house where Obama lives can catch a fire. all these comment are not relevant to our nation building & unity. please guys let us grow and come out of these offensive and distructive thinking

    • 10 February 2012 13:02, by Force 1

      Abdalla, remember, you did it in 2005, you know now what happened ever since, it did turned out well!

  • 10 February 2012 11:43, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Thanks alot God is with us nothing bad has happen to president himself and his guards,

    Dear, Mr, President you should know now that your people are not getting what they are suppose to get from their resources as Electricity, and is being overloaded to you and cause such damage when power is more then necessary and others don’t have too much of any thing is bad.

    • 10 February 2012 12:16, by Ruach

      Emanuel.You are absolutely rite my brother.The resistivity of electricity is very low at his house because all flow of energy services are very accumulated in his house,which cause the problem now.

  • 10 February 2012 12:10, by AUGUSTINO DENG

    I totally disagree with this news. The cause was not actually comes from electricity. Somebody was cooking tea in Salva Kiir Miyardit’s office, and that was the cause. Every office in Juba have waitresses who prepared tea and others beverage for the officers. The evidence of this cause was concealed, but I have to tell it to people.

    By Augustino Deng. Jech la mer from Tharpam.

  • 10 February 2012 12:42, by Anyak

    Dear brothers who all gave their comments for the incident,
    What I would like to advise all of you is that don’t confiscate your selves and insult each other, it means that those who used to insult their President might know where they belong to but not South Sudanese, Government can not be divided like dowries it’s according to wish and your God to leave you and survive and become a leader.

  • 10 February 2012 13:35, by Waucity

    Our President office burned down..Who build the building, never hire him or her in history of Southern Sudan...How can our president office have electric fault, This is not right.

  • 10 February 2012 14:19, by viper

    This is a very good warning to mr Kiir. He has now to know that gathering a family and illiterates in that sensitive house is a sin and a shame to the RSS. Where is the fire brigate in this country? What is the work of those responsible with electricity in his house? Why not make a good control of electricity? Shame on those quack electricians

  • 10 February 2012 22:59, by Northern Sudanese

    OMG this is good news! where are you Jalaby waiting for a nice coloured comment that will burn these guys from inside!!!!!!!!

    • 11 February 2012 02:40, by allan

      To john bang go eat dick and stop insulting people of bar el Ghaneze for nothing , what money u talking abt i know u are stupid animal from who nuer who thinks on his anal not a brain , arab been taking that money for yres but no one was talking abt em same shit u guys were doing during the war running between arab and spla i dont even see a diferent between nuer who went to school and one at home

      • 11 February 2012 06:10, by NUER ONE

        That is the end of KIIR,
        This year will bad for our president.

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