Kiir appoints new army Chief

New army chief of staff Gabriel Jok Riak. Photo: Supplied/File

Juba, May 2, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has appointed Gabriel Jok Riak as the new army chief of Staff, according to a Republican Decree obtained by the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA)

The appointed came barely two weeks after late army chief General James Ajongo Mawu mysteriously died in an Egyptian hospital on May 20.

Kirr also promoted the new army chief from Lt. General to the rank of General.

The United States and United Nations had sanctioned Gen. Gabriel Jok in 2015, saying his actions in South Sudan civil war amount to serious crimes and that he stands in the way of peace.

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  • the appointment is execallent but why to someone who has bad records in killing civilians


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