Inter-clan clashes in PoCs, Juba must stop now! We are one people

By Gai James Kai

May 10, 2015 (SSNA) — On behalf of the ever vibrant Mayiendit County’s intellectuals and on my own capacity, I deeply regret and condemn in the strongest term possible the unwarranted propagation clashes in the PoC3 in Juba. Our community Haak Bakol which represents a beacon of unity on the African Continent cannot be swimming in needless and uncalled-for conflict by traitors and ever known betrayers.

The impasse which occurred on Friday, 8th May 2015 between the Mayiendit community in PoC3, Juba and the Bul community has necessitated the need for Bul community to flee the camp for their lives in the midst of revenge attack and consequently, dragged them to carry out unnecessary killings in Juba town. This unhealthy rivalry culminated in the loss of lives, properties and injuries which are threat to meaningful peace, harmony and perhaps, our ever challenged friendship with the other communities.

Today, 10th May 2015, our brothers from Bul reached as far as killing; not only our beloved innocent men from Mayiendit county working in Juba town but also those from our neighboring counties; especially Leer, Koch and Payijiar and these uncivilized manners of our brothers from Bul in Juba have led to the death of four innocent people which undoubtedly is a signal of pandemonium in the near future if these minor conflicts are not resolved amicably.

I personally with all vehemence condemns these inter – clan wars in PoCs. I am also of the opinion that it’s about time we Nuer stopped making a travesty of ourselves and refrain from engaging in activities that will propagate the vicious cycle of our common enemy South Sudan.

I would also like to register my displeasure of the community Leadership of Haak and Bul in PoC3 for their failure to bring their blood demanding impasse to an end. It’s immeasurably astounding when thw Bull community leaders in PoC3 blatantly lie to all Nuer in the camp that they are not in conflict when actually four lives have been lost. Do they want hundreds of lives to be lost before they acknowledge they are in conflict?

We all are mindfully aware of the “sluggish” suffering of Nuer in the crowded camps and other deprived areas of the country. Popular amongst these challenges are Education, Health and better conditions of life which our majority are alienated from. Per how far we have come as a Nuer, this is the time to be united in purpose to pursue caused and not to kill one another. In the words of Martin Luther King Jnr. “we should live together as brothers or die together as fools”.

The consciousness of Nuer must be elevated that we can’t continue to swim against each other. We are not a collection of clannish groups but we are a collection of Nuer with one history, hope and purpose. I therefore call on: The leadership Nuer community in PoCs; Juba to sensitize all Traditional Heads on the need for peace, tranquility and development in the Nation.

Finally I call on all Nuer to be mindful of the fact that South Sudan is the only nation that we have and as we are in the unjust conflict that our common enemy subjected into or clans conscience for money which will run the Nation in mayhem and bedlam.

The author is a Law student at Nkumba University, Kampala. He can be reached though his email, [email protected] or search for him on facebook; Gai James Kai…

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