South Sudan denies investing illicit money in Uganda and Kenya

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Nairobi/Juba, June 14, 2018 (SSNA) — A South Sudanese government official has denied recent accusations by the United States that South Sudan’s government officials buy expensive mansions and invest in Uganda, Kenya, and other East African countries.

South Sudan’s deputy ambassador to Kenya, Jimmy Makuach, dismissed the accusation and said the United States is trying to damage the image of the young nation.

“We are in a process of restoring peace in our country and this has been facilitated by the good relationship between South Sudan and Kenya. The claims by US are ill-motivated and do not reflect willingness to end the conflict,” Makuach

On Wednesday, US’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Sigal Mandelker, called on the East African countries to South Sudan’s government officials from hiding war money in their capitals. Mandelker also urged for the prosecution of those who involved in illicit money scheme.

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • I am glad to hear that pressure is being put on to follow the flow of money out of South Sudan. Not a question that those in power have looted the treasury, the peoples money and decimated the citizens of South Sudan.

  • Jacob Mondoge
    June 15, 2018 12:13 am

    The deputy ambassador is defending their fellow cruptists. But I as the citizen knows how best I have been robbed. If justice exist through international community let the assets be confiscated and the people involved be trial


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