BY: David Kanyara Aju, South Sudan, OCT/17/2013, SSN;
Since the death of chief Ajugo on 08/09/13, the Ma’di people have been crying in agony over the loss of their son of the land, the pain couldn’t get any better with the killer(s) still out at large.
We the community have been failed by the Eastern Equatoria Government (EESG) and the security organs that have yet to show their true colours to a nation in mourning. Business as usual to them meant rounding up for interrogation of gatherings of anything more than two persons in the village-turned-town of Nimule and its surrounding villages in a new form of terrorism that hit Ma’di in the wake of forcing the unpopular Nimule Town Council (NTC) on the people.
Where the EESG’s arm of ruling fell short in Nimule, self-imposed agonizing aunt, Dr Anna Itto, had Ma’di sure duties of the state carried out by a small boy in the name of Daudi Kisire.
A son of a farmer/businessman, late Araki, opportunist Daudi Kisire, a 1990s Muslim convert due to hardship in the Uganda refugee camps, has landed another job in the new Republic of South Sudan.
Allegedly, as a caretaker of the businesses of Dr Itto in Nimule and a few other government elites, he is always seen ‘hanging out’ with her whenever she visited Nimule. When he is not doing his own businesses, he surely is taking up building contracts, clearing vehicles and other goods for these elites he is involved with in other unclassified deals!
Kisire, his brothers Anyala and Mangara, and cousin Abi have now added to their portfolio a family Limited company of ‘Internal Security’, a security organ within the national security.
This group of organized criminals has ramped up their desire to ‘catch’ the killer(s) of chief Ajugo. In actual fact, what they are doing in their nightclub meetings has been the fulfilling a dirty political agenda against the Ma’di in a bid to appease the EESG, a scheme where money exchanged hands for the undemocratic implementation of the NTC.
Their go-between allegedly is none other than Nimule Payam MP, Aventore Amure Bilal, a man who has lost self-esteem selling his fellow nationals for peanuts.
The Nimule thugs, who are also local businessmen have now taken the law into their hands and are cruising the streets of Nimule looking for any community member who attended the 24/08/13 Nimule-held meeting organized and chaired by the late Nimule Payam chief.
In that decisive meeting on 24/08/13, the late chief Ajugo named and shamed a few people who are involved in the NTC saga. These are local businessmen and businesswomen who have been sponsored by the EESG in order to see to it that the NTC was established.
As a result, MP Bilal who occupies the Torit seat lost his mandate with the people when he chose to represent the Ma’di minority in the likes of local businessmen Kisire and his henchmen who have become the right hand men of EES.
The community denounced Bilal and his representation publicly when it downed on them that he did not only abuse their trust but he also sold his own soul.
By standing out to do the legs’ work, Kisire and his henchmen are protecting the vested interest of the likes of Dr Anna Itto, a political recluse in the circles of the Ma’di and Mr. John Anduga who allegedly failed to assume his position in Zimbabwe mainly due to incompetence but also equally due to lack of obvious funds for embezzlement in his new job.
This network of criminals has managed to flourish this far completely unchecked because the one jigsaw piece that was missing was indeed a character none other than the quite elusive and deadly John Andruga with his handy and free access to the high ranking security organs.
He allegedly fed them with falsified information about the events in Nimule Which led to the deployment of heavy Army presence in Ma’di.
Whilst EES Governor Luis Lojore ruled the state remotely from his university campus in Kampala where he is studying for his degree course, his Deputy, Jerome Surur, a himself a Ma’di, meekly carried out all transactions in favour of his boss.
Embarrassingly, up to date, he is even neither sure why the Ma’di leaders and elders were arrested, nor does he know who ordered their arrests.
Mr. Surur is surrounded by fellow brethren John K. Maire and Oreste Todo (both men having failed miserably in USA and the latter having allegedly embezzled community funds before running off to Torit), who have just been accommodated in their jobs in order to serve the inner circles.
With Todo managing the direction of investment in Torit, he couldn’t have sealed the development deals any better! Maire, allegedly is being deployed as Protocol Director to Pageri of all the places, can only serve one protocol person in the Anna Itto home town.
In this network where the beneficiaries have varied interests and gains ranging from political favors, power and control to financial gains and watching each other’s back has been the play in diverting or obstructing justice for late Ajugo.
Amidst all the physical, emotional and psychological sufferings brought on the Ma’di community, the plan to commence NTC is intensified shortly after announcing this undemocratic transaction over the national radio.
In the meantime, businessman turned security organ operative, continued to terrorize the nation by night. The much-feared Kisire and his alleged dark powers was never called to account for his whereabouts nor summoned for interrogations because he has become the untouchable.
He is the one who oversees business for the elite government officials. The catalyst in the equations! So long as the EESG remains in power, Kisire and his right hand man Anyala cruise in their vehicles ensuring those in the cells are tortured while he and his men add more to the list of the detained as the prophetess’s words came to pass.
None of those named by chief Ajugo before his death have ever accounted for their whereabouts.
The very MP Bilal who said whether the Ma’di liked it or not, the NTC will be implemented, and yet he has not been questioned as to what he meant by that statement.
Not a single man or woman from those proposing NTC was ever brought for questioning. So the very people who were pro NTC have become innocent Gov. Luis Lobong’s stooges who are rounding up whoever tickled their fancy for arrest.
Unsurprisingly, they have now stooped as low as planting secret pictures of a servant of God in the name Priest (Padre) Joseph Otto whom they want to capture on charges of causing unrest in the community. ]
Since when did prayers cause unrest?
Did Ajugo’s killing bring about a windfall? Well, before the decaying process even began on Ajugo, as our people would say, the EESG had already announced the NTC and has gone to appoint one in the name of David Eriga, the EES Governor Luis Lobong’s Madi brother-in-law in the position of Nimule Town Clerk.
It is worth mentioning that Mr. Eriga deserted his post as Nimule Payam chief to take up a more lucrative job in Kapoeta. Whilst in Kapoeta, he took with him the salary of the post he deserted leaving his successor to work for free while he earned double salary.
It remains a wonder if in-law Eriga will come back with double salary to his new post since he has the immunity from big brother!
Since individuals that paid bribes were publicly spelled out in that 24/08/13 meeting, it is worth letting the wider community members know where the tornado that swept the whole nation came from.
The men that are walking freely in the land even when the EESG is aware that money exchanged hands prior to the death of Ajugo are as follows:
* Daudi Kisire is a businessman original from Mugali. This head of the Mafia is also known as Mr. Major. He entices people to fall into his trap by giving and caring.
* Inyani Jackson, a businessman from Mugali who paid 5000 SSP towards NTC. He is Lieutenant to Kisire and also the master brain of the group. He is deadly when you cross his path.
* Yanga, another businessman and Lieutenant of Kisire.
* Gwanya, a businessman from Mugali is the owner of Motherland hotel. He is rather quiet, difficult to place his role.
* Andwe, another businessman from Mugali who owns the Royal Palace Hotel. He is one of the richest in the group. Seems to be a good guy who probably took a wrong step and got stuck in the mud.
* Ogili, a businessman from Loa who is a new recruit whose role is not yet clear.
* Abi, a cousin to Kisire is another Mugali recruit who works as the driver to the team.
* Taban, from Moli is a security officer and the owner of vehicle number EE 075B that was allegedly used in kidnapping Angu Abdalla from Uganda. (It is allegedly said that Kisire, Angu and Taban are the likely people that took part in Angu’s arrest).
* Augustine Omony, a security officer in Nimule who is most likely behind the arrests in Nimule
* Konyuru Geoffrey, another Mugali chap who does the leg work for the group.
* Taban Oliver, a businessman from Opari paid 15000 SSP upfront towards NTC.
* Anyala, younger brother of Kisire also a businessman is there to watch big brother’s back.
I do not have the full names of every one of them involved in this dirty deal but for those of you in Nimule, you probably know what I mean. I do not recall all the names of those who paid up for the illegal NTC. And for those of us who were in these meetings you can watch the unfolding trend of events for yourselves.
It is worth noting that some peculiar deaths occurred notably as:
1. A teacher by the name of Jino Lou went for a follow up after improved health suddenly died.
2. Soon after Ajugo’s murder, chief Simone Idro of Anjara payam died after short sickness.
Both these two community members had changed their minds about this NTC pending wider consultation as agreed by the community.
As long as the Ma’di elders and leaders remain dead silent or locked up in the cells, the EESG will continue with its agenda of implementing the NTC at the expense of the innocent bleeding and suffering of the Ma’di.
Unless the political gallants stop the ‘divide and rule’ tactic of the EESG, and as long as huge monies continue to exchange hands, Ma’di people will continue to pay heavier prices.
EESG is there to fulfil the words of mouthpiece Bilal when he did say in one of the community meetings that: “Whether you like it or not, the NTC will be implemented”, Bilal 2013.
One question I beg to ask is where will you as a Ma’di fit in the land once it has been consumed by your greed and forever lost to the vultures you symbolize?
Whatever your motives, just remember: “Do not move an ancient boundary stone or encroach on the fields of the fatherless.”
David Kanyara Aju;
concerned community activist.
” A voice for voiceless”