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BY JOSHUA ONYAGO, NAIROBI KENYA. 9 May 2015.A very worrisome security leakage reached the south Sudan Liberty News, indicating that the former ambassador John Andruga, who never reported to his mission station since his appointment, and the acting SPLM general secretary, Dr Ann Itto, met with the President Salva Kiir on 16 April2015. According to the leaked report, the three met in closed doors in Juba to discuss the fate of General Martin Kenyi Taratisio who defected from the Juba-SPLA and has since pledged his support to the people’s movement against the Juba regime.

During the closed-door meeting held in the presidential office, the three then agreed, given he was once stationed in Nairobi, that Ambassador John Andruga Duku to first attempt to convince General Kenyi to abandon rebellion in exchange of lifting the treason charges against him for rebelling against an elected and a legitimate president of the Republic.

The first attempt to convince Kenyi to abandon his rebellion was made mid April 2015, this was the first initiative of the president to convince Martin kenyi before the Pagak SPLA-IO leadership consultative conference.

According to the leaked report, John Andruga Duku was dispatched to Nairobi with undisclosed amount of cash to bribe close friends who knew the location and the whereabouts of Gen. Martin Kenyi on his transit through Nairobi to Pagak.

The friends bribed with the Juba’s money included very close ally of SPLA-IO at its mission office in Nairobi. To gain access to the Office, Ambassador Andruga went accompanied by the south Sudanese Anglican Bishop, Paulo Yugusuk Benjamin from Olubo, (AKA Abuna Kabasa) an Equatorian by background whose residents are both in Juba and Nairobi.

Having made several attempts to personally contact the General and being turned down each time, the Ambassador Andruga, then sought out the help of Bishop Yugusuk who in turn called a prominent SPLA opposition member in Nairobi office a known associate of General,Kenyi, this then gave them an access to the General. Upon their arrival and seeing the Bishop was accompanied by John Andruga, General Martin Kenyi declined to meet the bishop and left the location immediately.

The leaked report further revealed that Kiir and the two Ma’di traitors namely John Andruga Duku and Ann Itto formulated three proposals for General Kenyi.

$    1.    Urge general kenyi to renounce and abandon the rebellion without delays and in return they will help him seek asylum to South Africa. The Juba government agreed to facilitate his safe transit and offered unspecified cash amounts for him to start a new life in South Africa as well as a monthly generous allowances for the Gen and his family instead of a bush life and his family suffering in Kampala. This is a plan designed to render the Equatoria region free of threats and rebellions, which is the lifeline for the Kiir government. Per this leaked report Kiir is severely frustrated with Kenyi’s defection desiring to eliminate him from the Equations by all means as soon as possible.

$    2.    The second option is, if General Kenyi renounced and abandoned Rebellion, any related activities and functions, and could agree to return to Juba, all charges against him including the military treason will be dropped. The only charge that will remain is the charge of neglecting duty and abandonment of his post but these are lighter changes compare to treason charges that will seek for his execution, revealed the leaked report.

$    3.    The third and final option is to appeal to the General’s raw emotions, alleging the General Martin Kenyi has caused insecurities and increased sufferings for his Ma’di people. According to the leaked report, the three claimed they received numerous complains from the Ma’di people, blaming General Kenyi for their daily arrests and harassments by the Security forces, that they were leaving peacefully with the Dinka until Kenyi brought sufferings and miseries on them for rebelling against the Kiir’s government. That they rejected Kenyi’s rebellion and would rather live with the Dinka than with his rebellion that lead to the government arresting and torturing them daily!

Per a Madi Elder contacted by SSLN, who desires to remain anonymous, this last option is the making of lies created by selfish individuals the likes of Ann and Andruga, who right from their professional births showed Zero supports and love for their constituencies and blood kin but Chose to lay in bed with those who injured their very inheritance in South Sudan, Ma’di people, therefore they have for the sake of their stomach willingly became traitors each an every time.

It must be recall that the Ma’di people have accused both Ann Itto and John Andruga in the past of forging coalitions with the Dinka hardliners and their associates the likes of the deputy interior Minister Salva Mathok and the former interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu at the expenses of the Ma'di people and their lands on which the Dinka Sits in humiliations of the land owners.

After the first mission to convince general kenyi failed to even reach him, Dr. Ann and President Kiir for the second time dispatched Ambassador John Andruga to Nairobi in the end of April, this time some unknown men believed to be agents from south Sudan security, accompanied Ambassador John Andruga. Their mission was to find General Martin Kenyi and assassinate him on the Kenyan soil. But General Kenyi was tipped off by the very same South Sudanese Security Loyalist to change his locations and not avail himself to meet anyone; thus surviving his assassination attempt by Kiir, Dr Ann Itto and Ambassador John Andruga.

The Kenyan Government need to take notes otherwise Kiir and his assassins will succeed next time given they host number of oppositions figures to include those not in active arms struggles against the genocidal regime in Juba.

This is very unfortunate development in that the Juba government has now resorted to attempting to eliminate her opponents in foreign soils. If legitimate as they claimed then they should adhere to international laws that govern relationship between sisterly nations.

South Sudan Liberty news reached out to members of the Ma'di communities in the Ma'di corridor to get their view on this failed assassination against their son involving their own son and daughter as agents of the Jieng. A Madi elder who agreed to speak to SSLN in condition of anonymity said their community is indignant and disgusted by their two sold out son and daughter blinded by greed for money and power and that they are not surprised by the behavior of these two who clearly have cast their lots with the Jieng government.

He appeals to Ann Itto and Andruga to remember that no government last forever but the Ma'di people will. “Why are you sailing in a sinking Ship?” He frustratingly asked his two kin. Adding that they will never get this power without their people and that they will never enjoy this money in peace and history and the Ma'di people will judge both Ambassador Andruga and Ann Itto harshly and their children and grandchildren will unfortunately carry this burden years after this two are gone into the graves.

Joshua Onyago,

Nairobi, Kenya.


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