What is the different between President Kiir and Idi Amin of Uganda?

By Peter Gai Manyuon

April 15, 2014 (SSNA) — Each and every one globally knows about the genocide that have been carried out in Juba by President Kiir and his loyalists in Sudan people Liberation Army (SPLA) forces lead by James Hoth Mai, Kuol Manyang, Malong Awan and etcetera.

However the killing, raping and torturing that Nuer Society experienced from the hand of “Master Killers” in South Sudan need proper documentation and reviewing yearly by the South Sudanese Intellectuals, Human rights defenders and Independent Journalists as well.

Hence, when you make a comparison of the Rwanda genocide of 1994 and South Sudan genocide of 2013, you will find that, there is a very big different in the numbers of people who were killed within a three days of the 16th,17th and 18th of December 2013 compared to Rwanda. Different reports have emerged from different researchers and it had been acknowledged by the government of South Sudan that, they have committed crimes against humanity. The question is; will President Kiir survive from International Criminal Court (ICC)? Will someone like James Hoth Mai who is a Chief of General staff survive and Kuol Manyang as well?

More so, the places where people were massacred and buried in Mass graves are; Khorwilliam near Gida, Gudele one (1), Gudele two (2), Newsite, Manga, Jabel Kujur Yei road. The innocent citizens who survives in those places will not forget the genocidal of Mayardit and his loyalists who do not care for people lives but eliminating human beings had been their mandates earth since they got the opportunity after the father of the nation Dr John Garang was killed in a tactical calculation by the people who do not want the progress of the South Sudanese.

Nevertheless, we all know that there is another small dictator in the Republic of South Sudan by the name of Kiir Mayardit, who led the South Sudanese from the time when the late Dr John Garang died in a helicopter crash on the 30 of July 2005 up to now. After the missing of the hero between Uganda and New site, many people globally blamed President Museveni of Uganda of having a big hand in the death of the hero who brought the black people from nowhere to somewhere and as well from the big marginalization experienced from North Sudan at that time.

Well; if you reflex on what is happening after the death of the hero Dr John to date, you will find that most of South Sudanese are suffering in bushes, UN Compounds across the Country like if they don’t have a country. What a nation on earth is South Sudan?

History of Idi Amin Dada of Uganda

Idi Amin was a Ugandan president best known for his brutal regime and crimes against humanity while in power from 1971-1979. Idi Amin was a Ugandan president born circa 1925 in Kokobo, West Nile Province, Uganda. He rose within the military from the 1940s through 1970. Amin overthrew the current leader in 1971 and declared himself president, and he remained in power from 1971-1979. During his tenure, he lived a lavish lifestyle while contributing to the collapse of Uganda’s economy. He sought to stay in power at all costs, resulting in extensive human rights violations via mass killings. Overthrown in 1979, he fled to Libya then Saudi Arabia where he died on August 16, 2003. And eventually after his death, (he) Idi Amin was buried in exile due to the crimes against humanity he had committed, where many Ugandans and Indians, Asians got lost in Lake Victoria and many other got burned in the churches in Uganda at that time.

History of President Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan

Salva Kiir Mayardit born 13 September 1951 is a South Sudanese politician who has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.

In the late 1960s, Kiir joined the Anyanya in the First Sudanese Civil War. By the time of the 1972 Addis Ababa Agreement, he was a low-ranking officer. In 1983, when Dr John Garang joined an army mutiny he had been sent to put down, Kiir and other Southern leaders joined the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) in the second civil war. Dr. Garang De Mabior had advanced military knowledge and experience from both the United States and the Sudan. President Kiir was his Deputy. Kiir eventually rose to head the SPLA, the SPLM’s military wing when Dr. John Garang was killed in a helicopter crash. Rumors to remove Kiir from his post as SPLA Chief of Staff in 2004 nearly caused the organization to split in Rumbek where (he) Kiir rebelled and was convene by Dr Machar afterward.

In 2013 December, President Kiir killed good numbers of Nuer Intellectuals in Juba due to what is best known to him where he use his separate military wing that were transported from a deep village in Gogrial and Awiel to eliminate Nuer in particular, and after two days rebellion erupted in the Greater Upper Nile Region. Realistically, what is the different of President Kiir and Amin of Uganda?

More so, in Malakal the Capital of Upper Nile states, many Pastors from Presbyterians Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) were killed in Churches by the forces of the government of South Sudan under the command of Gen Ulony, a notorious Chollo man, who was eventually shot in the throat after Malakal was recaptured by the rebels’ fighters and I think he (Ulony) might be under a serious treatment abroad up to now.

More interestingly, on the 16th of December 2013, President Kiir made announcement on both the electronic and print media, where he said; all civilians should remain indoors without movement in Juba since fighting erupted within the Republican guards; most of the civilians who were massacred thoughts may be nothing will happen since the President of the Republic gave an order to the soldiers not to attack audiences or citizens in their homes. But due to do what has been planed, I think by Malong Awan and some guys within the government of South Sudan, innocent citizens were killed, tortured , women were raped and other were forced to eat human flesh which did not happen in human history worldwide. Logically, could you tell me, President kiir is far from Idi Amin Dada of Uganda?

The author is Independent Journalist and Columnist who had written extensively on the issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan; you can contact him through;[email protected].

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