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Director of Rumbek radio station attacked by unknown group

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September 17, 2012 (RUMBEK) - The Director of Catholic Radio Good News, Fr. Don Bosco Ochieng, was physically attack by unknown group of people at around 10pm on Tuesday night in Rumbek market, while buying phone credit.

Assaults on media personnel are not new phenomenon South Sudan’s central state.

On Wednesday the Lakes State Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agency, Benjamin Makuer Mabor, ordered an immediate investigation into the of attack.

Minister Mabor said that his Ministry is taking "maximum" measures to bring those responsible to justice. The police’s do not know the identity of the attackers but said that "the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and security personnel are doing their best to bring [the] suspect[s] to book”.

Ochieng said that after the attack he is suffering injuries to his “head, face and elbows” and all his clothes were torn as part of the attack, in which his car keys were stolen.

The radio director was assaulted while buying phone credit on his way, while dropping home staff who had been on night shift duty. He explained that two young men, who recognized him as a priest, pulled him out of the car, beat him with a stick and punched and kicked him.

Ochieng stated that motive behind assault is unclear. “I don’t understand the motive for the violent assault, if the two young men were acting on their own or under instructions” he said.

The South Sudan Police Services on patrol on Tuesday took a full statement from Ochieng and escorted him back to the radio station’s office to collect the spare key of his car at around midnight.

Ochieng is a Kenyan national who works in Rumbek as priest, as well as the director of Catholic Radio Good News the part of Cathalic network in South Sudan. He is part of the clergy of Rumbek Catholic Diocese and the parish priest of Sacred Heart in Malual-bab Catholic Church, the area where the radio station’s office is based in Rumbek Central County.

There have been media reports of a rising concern by Governments of countries neighbouring South Sudan over the security of their citizens, who are working, residing or doing business in the new Republic.

(ST)

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  • 18 September 2012 08:06, by Kurnyel

    These are the rebels that been talking about by other millitas in the North here yes there are rebels in Rumbek against Juba government

  • 18 September 2012 08:15, by Dinkawarrior

    It would be difficult to shape those Blacks Arabs, because they have been trained to steal, lie, torture, and rob people. They picked up everythings from Arab cultur except suicidal!

  • 18 September 2012 08:19, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Kurnyel, this news has nothing to do with rebellion being falsely preached by all fools in South Sudan. People of Lakes state in general have never n will never have to rebel against who? South Sudan is ours n if we in Lakes state feel z any government in power is bad, we would denounce it as peaceful as other civilized nations of the world do. Rebellion is stupid way of addressing a problem.

    • 18 September 2012 08:22, by Kurnyel

      Rumbek gov’t is being run by uneducated people and thugs like governor,Malaria is killing people everyday in Rk and no responses from local gov’t

    • 18 September 2012 08:24, by Kurnyel

      Rumbek gov’t is being run by uneducated people and thugs like governor,Malaria is killing people everyday in Rk and no responses from local gov’t

    • 18 September 2012 08:25, by Kurnyel

      Rumbek gov’t is being run by uneducated people and thugs like governor,Malaria is killing people everyday in Rk and no responses from local gov’t

  • 18 September 2012 08:35, by Bol Pur

    Sorry for Fr. Don Basco and may God Almighty nurse his wound. For those who wanted to politicize this attack, please understand the situation first. These are young men according to Fr. Let us not speculate, let the authority investigate first and react to the outcome. Fr. is my best friend and I would like State government to do any necessary to bring the criminal to book.

  • 18 September 2012 09:01, by Ambago

    The Director of Catholic Radio Good News, Fr. Don Bosco Ochieng, was physically attack by unknown group of people at around 10pm on Tuesday night in Rumbek market, while buying phone credit.
    Ochieng...bro run for your life. Even Jesus had to flee to Egypt when things were tough. The rest you understand!

  • 18 September 2012 09:11, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    I express disapproval of this attack by this unknown group. This isn’t how we suppose to handle any grudge with anyone outside our very nation or within ourselves. This similar situations happen to everyone whether foreign or local especially it is to do with our demostic affairs.
    May God recover Fr. Don Bosco wounds, bless him n give our Police CID wisdom to catch these criminals for justice.

    • 18 September 2012 13:15, by sudani ana

      I think this attack was carried out by South Sudanese Muslims who are pissed of by the notorious anti muslim film and are just making their voice heard.

      • 18 September 2012 13:36, by Dinkawarrior

        Sudani Ana
        I believed they did but let me tell this my friend, we will kill them all if they joined together with their nasty muslims.
        It’s better to a friend with Satan than being a friend with Muslim!!!

  • 18 September 2012 14:03, by Loko El Pollo

    IAM SORRY IF THIS THE RAMCHIEL WE ARE MOVING TO AS A CAPITAL,WITH ABANGBAAR TO HAVE SOME FOR DINARS AND THUGS FLOGGING AND ROBBING PEOPLE.I THINK THIS WILL BE A HELL OF A COMBINATIONS.WHY ARE BABARIC ACTS ALWAYS REPORTED FROM RAMBEEK.

  • 18 September 2012 15:44, by nancy

    Hi Guys,
    Stop shifting blames onto innocent government officials. There is no smoke without fire.Fr.Don Bosco Ochieng might have carried his own cross. He is a rich married catholic priest with concubines at the Radio station.Let him face his own music. He is not fit to carry the cross. Don Bosco to take home a girl at night? How many questions are in that? Hey Junubin,is he stattion driver?.

    • 18 September 2012 18:30, by Loko El Pollo

      YOU ARE RIGHT NANCY,CATHOLIC FATHERS ARE TO BE CELEBATE ACCORDING TO CATHOLIC DOCTRINES.IF HE IS USING HIS MONEY TO LURE AND GAG LADIES WITH IT.THEN THE BROTHERS OF THE WOMAN BEING SEXTUALLY ABUSED OR ABSENTUAL SHOULD BE DECIPLINE IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE.

      • 18 September 2012 19:04, by Mou

        Nancy,
        You sound like an experienced member of that particular situation. Sorry if that’s the case

      • 18 September 2012 19:04, by Mou

        Nancy,
        You sound like an experienced member of that particular situation. Sorry if that’s the case

      • 18 September 2012 22:07, by panom lualbil

        LOKO EL POLLO
        Not only ’ABANGBAAR’ but relatives of ’GATLUAK MANGUEL’ too. DIRECTOR of RUMBEK was an example, but those of Dr RIEK too are on the loss if not cautious. Of course, cannibals or Gatluak Manguel wont play with fat men.

  • 18 September 2012 19:10, by Dut Paul

    I think some people have mental problems, the article from Sudan tribune has got nothing to do with the rebels previously said to have surfaced at rumciel which was also a lie. Otherwise, Don Bosco could’t have been the target because he is a Kenyan. Don’t tell me that there are Kenyan rebels in Rumciel. Why are you so interested in linking the two events. Well, Don Bosco and his catholic radio

    • 18 September 2012 19:19, by Dut Paul

      Don Bosco is not a driver but a director. Why was he driving with unknown passenger at that time. The C. I. Ds should investigate him as well.

    • 18 September 2012 19:20, by Dut Paul

      Don Bosco is not a driver but a director. Why was he driving with unknown passengers at that time. The C. I. Ds should investigate him as well.

  • 19 September 2012 10:10, by nancy

    @ Dut u r very correct 100% Don B is not the driver he is surpose to employ a driver but becoz of moni he is now the driver,director.Am afeeling 2 the C.I.D 2 investigate hime plus the gal too.& to ma collegues,father’s bitting have nothing to do wiz Ramciel,rabals,Rumbek and the Government



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