JUBA: JUN/27/2015, SSN;
South Sudan security operatives under President Salva Kiir in direct order and authorization from the office of President Salva Kiir, have stormed the empty family house of defected and renegade Major general Martin Kenyi Taratizio in the capital city Juba, and looted it flatly.
Neighbors reported seeing heavy deployments of the army around Juba last 48 hours but didn’t expect this and were shocked and dismayed with the amount of destruction caused by the army in the Capital Juba.
The army’s hostilities to the civilians has reached to an unbearable level, reported one eye witness and this is particularly so against those who have opposing views to that of president Salva Kiir, their properties have been subjected to demolition to give harsh punishment to the owners.
He added, “These days the only ones who feel safe in the Capital of the people are Kiir and his kin, every one else is a target to the tribal security organs.”
It is still not clear what prompted the army, the security and the country’s ailing President to trespass Martin kenyi’s property more than eight months after his defection to join the country’s armed opposition under the leadership of former vice President Dr. Riek Machar.
It is also not clear what have been taken away from the family house of Martin Kenyi, but based on the information coming from the neighbors, it seems the army and security gangs from the government have flatly looted the house.
The question is, if the Juba-led SPLA/M under the direct leadership of President Kiir is serious in implementation of Arusha agreement for unification of SPLM, why then continue to carry out destruction on properties of the members of armed opposition?
Why has Kiir unfroze the accounts of one of the most corrupt Politicians who have taken millions from the country’s coffers, and have continued to architect a plan to remove Kiir from his seat, and now are welcomed and reinstated in the their thrones of corruptions but yet target those who necessarily demand for an equal government of the people?
The world should not be surprised to see pres. Kiir has carried ethnic cleaning in the Capital city and the country against non-Dinka more specifically the Nuer but also Equatorians who have switched sides due to their discontentment in Kiir’s leadership.
But now a war of destruction and looting has been brought on their properties to punish them indirectly, yet awards and rewards are the price given to the most corrupt officials formally known as the “ G10” after their return to the country.
Their leader was said to have been awarded a staggering 15 Million US dollars to get him rejoin Juba SPLM, this at the time our country is at the verge of economic collapse!
The destruction and deprivation of properties of individual, is defined as property war.
The right to own property is inscribed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of December 10-1948, therefore destruction of properties during and after the war constitute to abuse of fundamental rights of every human being as inscribed in article Article 17 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights section I &II.
(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
This section can be translated into nobody’s property should be destroyed by the parties in the war, during the civil war; properties should not be targeted because their owners have different political views than the ruling party.
So what has happened to Martin Kenyi’s family house, and many other destruction of the personal properties in the country by the warring parties more especially in safe places under the absolute control and command of the government including country’s capital city, seriously amounts to violation of Human Rights of the individuals.
Of course it should be recalled, destruction of not only human lives but of properties was triggered by Kiir in Black December 2013 when Kiir unleashed death on the Nuer and Dr. Machar government house in Juba was bulldozed flat with over 20 lives of fellow South Sudanese quenched that night.
Are we surprised by what monster our government has become?