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South Sudan’s Murle call to remove presidential envoy for Boma area


May 3, 2020 (JUBA) - Murle intellectuals called on President Salva Kiir to remove his special envoy for Boma area stressing they can manage their internal affairs without him

Akot Lual Arech (ST photo)20 intellectuals and dignitaries from the Murle tribe of Pibor area in Jonglei state signed a petition accusing Presidential Envoy Akot Lual Arech of meddling in their affairs and marginalizing their traditional leaders.
"Murle intellectuals’ elders, women and youth are no longer consulted as far as their state affairs are concerned," reads the letter.

They further went to claim that Arech was the true ruler of the area and Yau Yau remains a puppet ruler.

"We considered Akot to be the real governor governing Boma, not Yau Yau simply because Akot Lual has been and continue to be a driving force," they said.

Arech is a Dinka Gogrial, like President Kiir. Also, he was his Private Secretary and Personal Assistant for several years.

He served as a mediator with the Church to convince David Yau Yau to end his rebellion and to sign a peace agreement with Juba.

Based on this position, the petitioners urged South Sudanese President to clarify the situation as he prepares to appoint someone at the head of their area.

"Either you relieve with immediate effect Akot Lual from a forgotten position of a presidential envoy to Murle affairs," they said.

"Or appoint him this time to be the chief administrator of GPAA (...) instead of again appointing the other dysfunctional administrator who will definitely suffer from Akot’s manipulation," they further said alluding to Yau Yau.

In an interview with the South Sudan TV (SSBC), Yau Yau denied rumours that he was preparing to stage a new rebellion and accused his detractors of seeking to tarnish his image in a bid to bring Kiir to appoint one of their candidate for the area.

In line with a proposal made by the IGAD, President Kiir abolished the 32 state system including Boma State but established three areas including the Pibor Administrative Area that ensures a special administration for the Murle who clash often with the Lou Nuer over grazing land.


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  • 4 May 10:12, by Joyuma John

    Akot Lual, is not only meddling into Murle administrative affairs but also went as far as arming murle youth to attack Bor-Dinka and Nuer in name of let us engage them not think about the presidency, it is Akol Lual and Akol Kor kuch hidden agenda of divided and rule, for murle to control their youth in one hand Akol Lual must be removed not later than now.

    • 4 May 11:57, by Langbaar

      What is the need of these envoys inside South Sudan? The Murles are naturally problematic, they don’t listen to their elders. They are told to stop stealing other people babies and cattle, grow their own food and take their children to school and no one would dare bother them. But the Murles don’t have a slightest of food production>>>

      • 4 May 12:08, by Langbaar

        The murles love stir up bee nests, but when they are stung pretty badly later, then they (the Murles) and the NGOs cry foul that the Murles were being targeted simply because they were Murles. The Lou Myers became frustrated in 2013 invaded Pibor and there was an out cry all over South Sudan and internationally. That the Murles were being victimized>>>

        • 4 May 12:21, by Langbaar

          The Not Dinka/Jieng also became frustrated and invaded Pibor in 2017. And the Bor Dinka/Jieng was accused of using the army to kill the Murles civilians. Well, people must sometimes brake the responsibility of their actions. Since 1980th, all the Murles youth always do is walk in twos or fives, ambushed innocent people and steal their babies and cattle.>>>>

          • 4 May 12:23, by Langbaar

            The murles must grow the damn up or they would be forced to grow up by others.>>>>

    • 4 May 20:36, by Mayendit

      Mr. Joyuma John
      I am laughing at you because what you said is not true but it is the concept of Twic Dinka communities. From the beginning before SPLA and SPLM, Murel didn’t stopped killings Dinkas people in all Bor communities. Murle tribe have been committed crimes since John Garang was alive. David Yau Yau was armies by Khartoum government not Akol Kordit. They buy guns from Ethiopian rebels

  • 4 May 20:53, by Mayendit

    Bor North communities of Twic Dinka have been brainwash by Riek Machar Teny and also theirs politicians like Majak D.Agoot and Maic Paul as well as Mrs Rebcca
    Nyandeng Garang with her Son Mabior Garang. The legacy of late Chairman Dr John Garang is absolutely slimming because of these people mentions. If you guys wanted to surrender to Nuers people then, you should do so but don’t lies Akol Kor

    • 5 May 07:00, by Joyuma John

      Dear Mayendit,
      you may laugh louder until your jaw diluted for nothing but the fact must remain that those who were responsible to arm murle by then would be accounted for that, but today Akot Lual and Akol Kor kuch are today sponsoring murle atrocities in all areas of Bor and Lou-Nuer for the reason known to them.

      • 5 May 09:24, by Mayendit

        Joyuma John you are so Idiocy.
        How many children and women frequently abducted by Murle tribe?. During the invasion of Bor North communities, thousands Dinkas women were abducted until now and Twic Dinka runs away up to Equatoria regions and some end up going to Kakuma refugees camps. Two battalions who were order to rescue your people in 1993, most of those who were defeated Riek Machar in Twic

        • 5 May 09:36, by Mayendit

          Joyuma John
          The two battalions who were order to rescue your people in Twic Dinka communities mostly were from those two men which you are all hated so bad. One day, the Twic communities will taken by Nuers Lou communities and the Bhar-El Ghazal regions will keep silence because your negative politics are not good. Also remember, there Will be no any leader come from Twic Dinka communities becaus

          • 5 May 21:46, by Kenyang ll

            Akol Akor, President Kiir attack dog at NSS is nothing other than grave criminal. On top of many crimes, him and his chief Kiir are responsible for arbitrary arrests and execution of Aweil, Bor and Ngok citizens. They must be held responsible.

            • 5 May 21:51, by Kenyang ll

              Bor Twic has many leaders hold different positions in gov’t. Did someone inform you Nyadeng already is one of the VPs? So what leader are you talking about. Let us stop this nonsense that certain individual is the gate to someone else leadership. South Sudan is for all South Sudanese (not property of Akol Kor or Kiir Mayar), any good leader will and should get support.

              • 5 May 21:57, by Kenyang ll

                Remember, Akol Kor reports to no one but directly to Salva Kiir.

                • 5 May 22:11, by Kenyang ll

                  Sure no one would be interested in questioning his contributions to South Sudan liberation or doing deeds then. But here, there are reports/records of Akol Kor meddling in communal disputes in Jonglei in favor of David Yau Yau. Akot, another ally of Pres Kiir still travelling there in favor of Yau Yau is revealing.

                  • 5 May 22:18, by Kenyang ll

                    I have no reason to doubt Akol was part of those (key persons) who received George Athor Deng (SPLM true liberator with unmatched determination) from Rwandans and executed (killed) him. While in the name of same armed rebellion, rewarded David Yau Yau (armed thug) with not only with top gov’t position but created a state for him.

                    • 5 May 22:27, by Kenyang ll

                      No matter what angle one wants to look at Kiir regime- their betrayals, greeds, crimes, war and sufferings are unforgivable.

        • 6 May 03:40, by Khent


          Are you seriously basing your assessment of the Twic Dinka on the actions of a few politicians? There are very few people in Twic-east that support Rebecca Garang and her idiotic son. I have consistently condemned Riek as a traitor and I have condemned Mabior as a moron for supporting Riek. Mabior’s actions prove that intelligence is not strictly inheritable...

          • 6 May 03:51, by Khent

            Your recounting of the 91 events is amusing; you make it seem as though Mading Bor put up more resistance than Twic-east or that they were so strong and brave as to not be subject to abductions. This is false and you know it. Brave Twic-east men like Bior Ajang, Phillip Aguer and Akoy Deng Akoy (with thousands of men) fought extensively against the Nuer...

            • 6 May 03:57, by Khent

              ..And as for refugees in Equatoria and Kenya... do you want to pretend that Mading Bor are not the majority in those areas? If you wanted to shame Twic-east, you should contrast them with Duk instead of ’Bor South’.

              You speak of National leadership, so let’s discuss that. Does Twic-west and Gogrial benefit from Salva Kiir’s leadership?

              • 6 May 04:05, by Khent

                The people of Twic-east are not entitled to (or deserving) of National leadership and do not need to be given yet another opportunity to have one of their own at the helm. One man cannot be used to prop up the ego of his community. You have no idea how many people in Twic-east despise Rebecca and Mabior Garang for putting us in this shameful situation.

  • 4 May 21:04, by Mayendit

    Joyuma John
    I would like to clarify this concept from you and Dinkas Twic intellectuals in anywhere else they are living. The former Defense Minister general Kuol Manyang Juuk was responsible for Military action. Akol Kordit is the internal security affairs. Akol Kordit has no authority to arming community against his own people or other. Please stop saying this because it will harm Twic intell

  • 4 May 23:21, by Kenyang ll

    This call from Murle group is not misplaced. Akot Lual with his stupid President need to go and defecate in Gogrial. If they changed overnight and became great peacemakers, they need to start that in Gogrial.

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