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South Sudan presidency denies arresting adviser


April 18, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese presidency has dismissed as propaganda reports alleging presidential adviser on military affairs, Daniel Awet Akot has been placed under house arrest, causing speculations and warning such actions could spark unrest.

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Daniel Awet Akot (ST)

The presidential adviser on security affairs. Tut Kew Gatluak denied that Akot is under house arrest, saying he was unaware of the top aide’s detention.

“I am not aware of this allegation. I spoke to Gen Daniel today and he did not indicate he has been arrested”, Gatluak told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday.

The presidential press secretary, Ateny Wek Ateny also denied the allegation, saying Akot is working normally and nobody has ever tried to raise security details around his residence or anywhere.

It was not immediately clear what sparked the speculation and attempts to reach the presidential aide failed he could not easily be reached on his known phone contacts.

Sources, however, attributed the speculations to comments in which he protested the manner the government under President Salva Kiir has been managing the affairs of the nation since becoming an independent from neigbouring Sudan.

The top aide admitted that the government was not functioning, citing non payments of the government employees by the state for more than six months now.

Akot, also a leading member of the faction of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement under president Salva Kiir was speaking during the funeral ride of late Morwel Abergut in Juba on Friday evening during which he urged people of Greater Lakes State to abandon all government positions and go back home to cultivate and focus on farming.

He urged his people to stop working against each and unite as Lakes State citizens.

This is the first time a Member of SPLM/A High Command came out clearly against Juba Administration. Awet who hails from Gok state formerly one of Greater Lakes state counties was furious while addressing a large crowd from Greater Lakes state.


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  • 19 April 2018 08:02, by Malakal county Simon

    No smoke without a fire!!!!

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    • 19 April 2018 08:15, by Midit Mitot

      Juba government had never accept any true report that could harm their fake regime. AWEK, MAKUEI and LUL were born to lying on citizens.

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  • 19 April 2018 08:12, by Sunday Junup

    If he admitted that the regime has failed then why should he still be in Juba? he should join opposition.

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  • 19 April 2018 08:14, by Resolution

    Things are always get start like that in South Sudan politic, Daniel will be soon arrested leave out being under house arrest. mark my words.

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  • 19 April 2018 08:19, by Mike Mike

    These are those whom wanted to creates division within our SPLM cadres to hate themselves. What has appeared here today is not true. Is a white lie.Daniel Awet can’t say this premature message to the people of lakes State to abandoned the government because of this austerity measures that our country had been facing now. Hell to whoever spread this wrong message to the people of SS.

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  • 19 April 2018 08:32, by Theallseeingeye

    he doesn’t resemble a presidential adviser because he looks primitive with the tongue hanging out of his lips a thing which every individuals civilized strive to avoid. but Yet, I like his opinion, because he put it right straight away "no Jienge should wear suit and waste time & resources pretending to work at the office, because they do not posses the competence and qualification to so....

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    • 19 April 2018 08:39, by Theallseeingeye

      all Jienge should go and do farming, because instead of wasting the energy the possess on worthless things such as inter-communal fighting, looting, raping, playing mongula under lalop tree, singing those worthless Jienge songs that advocate for corruption, nepotism, and backwardness, they should utilize the energy on farming and became productive rather than relying on stolen UN aids..

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      • 19 April 2018 08:48, by Theallseeingeye

        I think that is way the guy was arrest, because those in J1 have gotten use to looting and terror, so if majority of young Jienge youth decided to embrace Akot’s advice, all of them shall be occupied in farming, so those in J1 might not have enough Jienge human resource to be mobilized, fooled and deployed to loot, rape and terrorize the public.

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  • 19 April 2018 09:09, by Eastern

    Paul Malong herded many Dinka youths into their deaths by being drafted into the Mathiang Anyoor. Daniel Akot has lately seen the futility of wagging a war of attrition. He’s warning hapless Dinka youths to avoid being used in the current inferno in Unity state - better go home and tend to your farms. A wise counsel which idiots would call cowardice!

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    • 19 April 2018 11:20, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      If Daniel Awet Akot told people to go and cultivate instead of wasting time in a government that does not pay salaries to its employees, what is wrong in saying that? He has actually said the truth. I have not heard any where in the world where civil servants work for more than seven months without salaries. This situation has forced organised forces to kill people and still their properties.

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      • 20 April 2018 05:43, by Mayendit

        Mr. Kwacha Okonyomoi

        You don’t know the bagging of gen, Daniel Awet Akot. He is a racial guy who dislike anyone for no reason. His ting Gok State right now has become a no go zone since the break out conflict in 2013 until this moment. He was complaining that, Dinka Agaar people are not good and wanted her ting Gok to be promoted as a State as he was please by the president himself.

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    • 19 April 2018 11:27, by Games

      Some Dinka are waking up and start to sees the bright side of the world as large as bigger than their villages. Let them repair their messes they have done in the country and to the citizens of S. Sudan

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      • 19 April 2018 13:21, by jubaone

        No, the jienge is destructive in his nature and has no capacity for construction. If the Jienge were so with all the stolen monies, we would be seeing wonderful development in jiengeland. They are lazy, unskilled and just dummies. That is why they have fled to Equatoria, Uganda or Kenya.

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        • 19 April 2018 15:57, by Khent


          Your pretended claim to superiority is laughable. There are plenty of highly intelligent Dinka people and your stale rants will do nothing to distract from this fact. You can argue about the virtues and vices of a culture, but to suggest that genetics is at the heart of it all is absurd. In any case, good luck with your hatred.

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          • 19 April 2018 21:40, by jubaone

            Still waiting for some intelligent and exceptional jienge who has never been "streamlined" by tribal and ethnic bigotry. Often good intelligent jienges have fallen victims of their illiterate kin and kith to a point where differences are indistinguishable.

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  • 19 April 2018 13:41, by Junub Wala Nar

    Those Jienge are just useless and uncivilized even the one who has gone to school is just like fresh from cattle camp, I don’t think they even have the thought of where they come from and proud of it cos if so they would have done massive investment from all the stolen money. Imagine with news after news revealing how money were squander under the lunatic regime of Salvatore kiir.

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    • 19 April 2018 14:00, by jubaone

      Junub wala Nar,
      Was it the chick 🐣 or the egg that came first? Was it the cow 🐮 or the jienge that came first?

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  • 19 April 2018 14:25, by Landlord

    This was how it started with Malong, many denials and afterward we are hearing about rebellion today.

    who cares, it’s about jienge but not humans.

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  • 19 April 2018 16:37, by lino

    This situation is bound to happened, and if not now, it will be soon in the future. Comrade Daniel Awet Akot is one of the few who left with Kiir at the moment; he was the one convincing SPLM-FD to returned with the involvement of South African Government because he said clearly that time; Kiir has been hijacked by Khartoum’s Boys with the Juba Regime.

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    • 19 April 2018 16:43, by lino

      Now with SPLM-FD gone for good and Malong and Tylar out!!! He will soon disappear, and the option for Kiir is either to hand power to Gen. Kuol Manyang Juk or face the opposition from many directions!!!
      Maybe Gen. Kuol will quit soon or replace Gen. Kiir...Let us wait.
      Now IGAD is suspended...which will mark officially the collapse of August, 2015 Peace Accord!!!

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      • 19 April 2018 17:38, by lino

        Very soon civil servants will either work for the government without pay for a year or stay home! The government is bound to collapse at anytime!!! Oil should be held gradually because the country is not benefiting from its proceedings, and it will leave environmental impacts on agriculture and drinking water and leave alone health issues that are already emerging!!!

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        • 19 April 2018 17:47, by lino

          As much as Kiir in power without peace in the country, South Sudan will be in debits for about 15-20 billion dollars for the Chinese alone if not there as yet!!! With health deteriorating, agriculture land pollution, and no clean drinking water, I can say South Sudan becomes unfinished dream!!!
          Now our maternal country is calling us shithole, and all South Sudanese tribes are immigrating to North.

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          • 19 April 2018 17:50, by lino

            ...part of Sudan and other countries, all will regret soon especially Kiir with his leadership style that went wrong!!! Kiir’s politics never changed from 80’s thought processes, and that is a problem!!!

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        • 19 April 2018 21:44, by jubaone

          The kiirminal is done, it’s over. He can’t throw in the towel bcoz we shall hunt him down like Sadam Hussein or Gadhaffi. He can’t stay any longer bcoz the country is bankrupt and failed state. He must commit suicide.

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  • 20 April 2018 04:35, by Mayendit

    Well, there is nothing important than telling the truth. Gen, Daniel Awet Akot is one of the Nyagat people and don’t prove me wrong. He was against hon, Nhial Deng Nhial at the time late appointed Nhial as a governor of Bhar El Ghazal regions. He thought about making coup to late Chairman and the meeting failed because gen, Bol Madut Bol was excluded in leadership from Kenya’s meeting before CPA

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  • 20 April 2018 04:49, by Mayendit

    Continues on SPLA Adviser to president Daniel Awet Akot.
    Gen, Akot said, he has been disappointed to president Salve Kiir Mayardit because he was not appointed as a Speaker and again when James Wani Igga was appointed as the VP, he refused to be Deputy Speaker. He act like he like president Kiir but in reality he is absolutely Nyagat guy one way or another. He has been given a big complex compound

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  • 20 April 2018 05:00, by Mayendit

    Gen, Awet Akot always talking about corruption around president while, he is living in the government’s compound that have about 200 beds rooms and these many rooms should be rent out to people who will pay instead only him and his Son in-law. Awet Akot is against Rek people, Dinka Bor, Nuers and the Equatorians people. There is no way for one man to hated the whole nation, he must be arrest.

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  • 20 April 2018 05:12, by Mayendit

    I had no personal problem with the SPLA Adviser to the president of the Republic of South Sudan however, the way he is being hanging with wrong guys at the wrong time make me sad. Gen, Daniel Awet Akot is very racial man just like Bol Madut Bol. Before the captured Rumbek from SAF, his ting Gok communities were killing any person who pass along Roor-Chuol Akol road for many years and he was there.

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  • 20 April 2018 05:29, by Mayendit

    Gen, Daniel Awet Akot was caught up in many times saying things and he thought no one is observing him. He said that, when we go to sitting down before going to our offices in the morning, the president sit there himself and no one saying hello, why because the Dinkas ignored him for pushing himself in leadership while, he has no knowledge. Will you still keep advise you if you were a president?

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  • 20 April 2018 05:40, by Kenyang ll

    Please read Amb. Telar Riing article at Latest Comments & Analysis down right of your screen: http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article65219

    Some people think those of us who are calling out for President Salva to resign have personal issues with Salva Kiir or being unreasonable. Amb. Telar was physically there, read and be the judge.

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    • 20 April 2018 06:04, by Mayendit

      Kenyang II

      Are you just reading Today? To be honest with you, the former vice president act like he was a president. He was against the president’s policy and this is a misconduct Affairs and he was fired for that. Everyone was looking for short cut to power while, the SPLM Party was not in the bushes anymore and supposedly, all of them would have follow system of elected leader to office instead

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