Why President Kiir must disclose his health status!

BY: Simon M. Deng, SOUTH SUDAN, SEPT/17/2013, SSN;

The poor people of South Sudan wonder every time when they see the motorcade of the President of the Republic of South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit, move mercilessly at high speed on crowded roads in Juba, South Sudan.

Not surprisingly, the innocent people of South Sudan start to inquiry what is wrong with their president? Why President Kirr does not seem to care of his deprived people that are crossing the tiny roads in Juba which comprise of the blind, the disabled, the deaf, children and the elderly people?

When these poor people of the South Sudan suddenly realize the President’s motorcade is coming, they hurriedly run to avoid being fatally crashed like bugs, which is still difficult for the blind, disabled, deaf, children, and elderly people due to their physical conditions in life, and I begin to question what is really wrong with the President of the Republic of the South Sudan?

It was few days ago when my friend and I came across the motorcade of the President Kirr on one of the busier small streets in Juba. I was terrifyingly shocked with the speed of the motorcade and how people ran away to empty a tiny road, and I thought it would be salient to know the health situation of President Kiir himself.

Universally, it is required in the democratic countries that a president’s physical and mental health status should as a rule be in good condition in order for the president to govern the country effectively.

It is more practical in the Western World that even presidential candidates publicize their medical data before an election period.

Citizens of these Western democratic nations demand their leaders to be medically transparent because it is important that decisions made by their leaders are not derived by the leaders with questionable medical conditions.

Is the President, Kirr, abundantly transparent to the people of South Sudan about his “deteriorating health?”

Does he know that accidents occur due to the reckless driving and “irresponsible over-speeding” by his motorcade on these narrow roads in Juba?

Does President Kiir really care about the poor South Sudanese people when he goes to inspect his cows or visit the church or any of his followers social events?

In normal situations except in Juba, the Ambulance is meant to rescue the innocent people on the roads who are usually crashed by the President’s motorcade.

This challenge is really true in Juba even though records show in several occasions that many victims have never received any medical assistance, leave alone any due compensations to the number of civilians and animals killed, mimed, and terrified.

Beside the roads, what else does President Kirr satisfy the country if his health is in fair shape?

Let’s say the first scenario is correct, that President Kiir is very aware of his health status, but he shies to disclose it to the public because he could countenance the loss his job, and since it is not a South Sudanese culture, why care?

Pres. Bashir, from former mother country, does that, as well as Kiir’s new mentor father in Uganda. Why would he care? The close circles of the President dismiss health restrictions by saying it is “normal” for the President to utilize South Sudanese Ambulances even though it draws negative conclusion that President Kirr’s health might be in question.

The South Sudanese Transitional Constitution stipulates in Article (102) (d)(e) that “The office of the President shall fall vacant in any of the followings: (d) Mental infirmity or physical incapacity based on an official medical report submitted by the medical commission to the Assembly for information; or (e) Death,” (Transitional Constitution, 2011).

For those that follow closely the affairs of our young nascent, the Republic of South Sudan, will agree with me that there is much concerned about the political developments in South Sudan since the Country became independent from Khartoum.

With serious trepidation, we can look at the physical and mental capacity of the President on some of the political development issues in the country.

Though President Kiir has established a regrettable relationship with his mentor father whom the country suspects for the political chaos, it is no doubt that the physical and the mental health capacity of the President could be questioned.

Here are some of the examples that should trigger President’s medical health question:
• Decision to shut down oil flow;
• Decision to go to war in Panthou (Heglieg);
• Decision to issue letters to 75 officials but not following them up;
• Dismissal of the Governors (Lakes and Unity States);
• Killing of civilians demonstrating in Wau, Western Bar El Ghazal State;
• Killings of the Murle in Jonglei State;
• Suspension of Ministers Deng Alor Kuol and Kosti Manibe Ngai;
• Dissolution of the entire cabinet;
• Dismissal of the Vice President Dr. Riek Machar;
• Suspension of the Secretary General Mr. Pagan Amum;
• Restriction of Pagan Amum of his freedom to movement and expression;
• Decision to threaten Parliament to endorse Wani Igga or be dissolved;
• Decision to threaten Parliament to approve new Speaker or be dissolved;
• Decision to remove people of Abyei from civil services with no Parliament consent, and
• Decision to extend general election to 2017 or beyond!

Although the list is not exhaustive, it definitely just illustrates why the people should be more concerned about the health status of President Kiir.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that President’s health situation is evaluated because this could be dangerous and could cause significant consequences to the future of the nation.

Even though President Kirr might receive wrong advices from his trusted circles, it is always true the last decision should always come from a person on the chair.

It is cultural that talking of the Kiir’s health might be considered a criminal offence punishable with years in prison; however, the poor people of South Sudan who elected Kiir as their President need to be included in the ongoing political debate in the Country, because President’s health can’t be left out of the political discourse.

It is critical for South Sudan as a young nation to be more transparent in any aspect, and since our Transitional Constitution possesses no term limits, it would be in our interest if our President discloses and addresses his health condition to the young nation to reduce administrative and political tension like what is happening now in the country.

The demand for President Kiir to disclose his health condition is salient because it would mitigate some political situations in the South Sudan.

Some democratic and developing governments take the issue of health status seriously, and their leaders are obliged throughout their vetting process to disclose their health reports.

Unfortunately, Africa has also witnessed a number of African Presidents who passed away in office due to undisclosed poor health situations which included:

• Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi
• President of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills
• President of Malawi, Bingu Wa Mutharika
• President of Nigeria, Sani Abacha
• President of Nigeria, Omar Yar Adwa

God forbid, but if the position of the President Kirr falls vacant as it is stipulated in South Sudan Transitional Constitution, how could the people of the South Sudan remember President Kiir when considering all the messes we have seen which may be attributed to his physical and mental infirmity?

Therefore, it is legally and constitutionally imperative that we know where our President’s health stands today.

Simon M. Deng is a South Sudanese activist. He lives in Juba, Sudan and can be reached: simonm.deng@yahoo.com

52 Comments

  1. Albinodit says:

    Simon,
    I doubt your health status too given the fact that you don’t know where Juba is until today, for your information Juba is the capital city of the republic of South Sudan. there is no Juba in Sudan.

  2. J.Chin Jacob says:

    Simon M. Deng,
    why don’t you just fight for some other interests as human being and never attempt to tarnish the name of your President with your false assumptions and undesirable demands to happen to him so that the Presidency post might remains vacant, although you will not be the right person to succeed him as indicated by your evil article.
    I believe this will be the great difference between world’s real intellectuals and our poor & power greedy and self-proclaimed South Sudanese future leaders instead of Devils wishers like you,
    Where on earth can you find an ordinary citizen wishes his/her own countryman/woman such a bad luck simply because of self interest and political wrestling in the country?
    Again you are not the right person to deny or dispute President’s Legacy and achievements both in Sudan and South Sudan, and as far as records/references are concerned, then you will fell regrets later on about your childish article.
    Even those of Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Hitler, Bush, Tony Blair, Iddi Amin and Col. Gaddafi have both negative and positive impacts during their times in the Leadership yet they’re still remembered for their good & bad deeds.
    Anyway, what is so particular about President Kiir to that extent of putting all the capital city’s most traffic accidents on him???
    Please, can we learn to focus or base our discussions on some things that could contribute to development and good governance as we claim to be instead of wasting your dear effort on spreading rubbish against individual’s Status for the sake of opportunism and desperation>
    In fact, you are so ridiculous in your opportunistic article in which you’ve cheated yourself with that shallow and the block-headed analysis you’ve labelled against your President.

  3. Simon,

    You really understand very well that Kiir is physically and mentally sick. He drinks too much alcohol too. Kiir is most foolish president in the world.

  4. Mankien town says:

    Dear all,
    what Simon D said was true! in most countries the president health status has to be known by public because the public can know that their president acts as normal human being not just to drive motorcar like abnormal president or drunkard, and he should also respect people on the road because the road doesn’t belong to him alone, it is public road constructed by public fund, the vulnerable group deserves the right to move on their public road.
    Know somebody health status does mean death according to my analytical, it seemly looks like an example.

    Mankien Town.

  5. Simon M Deng:

    All informations you have mentioned about our dictator president reckless behaviour toward our citizens, has been noticed recently. But it is a very shameful manner for a country’s president to act such way, to his very own citizens who elected him in 2010, to be their president.

  6. SPLA says:

    To you Jacob, be informed that everyone in this country has the right to freedom of expression. The fact is, you guys are backing a failed president. God bless S.S.

  7. John Khot says:

    Simon M Deng
    Did you question president Kiir health status when he was a rebel commander? If not, why now? Stop lying to the public about Western leaders. I have lived in one of their countries for a decade and there’s no day any of their leaders have talked about their health publicly. Personal health status is always private and even their intrusive and crazy media organizations respect it. Shame on you for lying to the public.

    I think you are one of Riek Machar supporters who has developed some mental problems since he was fired by president Kiir. Please seek medical treatment as soon as possible because mad folks like you are a danger to the society.

    • Deng Liem says:

      During the bush era the blind and sole-eyed individuals were allowed to join the fight. In this matter Salva Kir was and is currently a mental cripple, but no one paid attention to it. That why he had killed almost all separatists South Sudanese who had deeply questioned the authenticity of the SPLM movement objective. I hope you understand it once and foremost.

      Thanks,

      Deng

  8. majongdit says:

    Simon M Deng,

    Please tell me how do you connect the speeding presidential motorcade to the health status of the President?
    Be mindfull that none of the vehicles in the motorcade used by the President are driven by the President himself. So, you need to go for the health status of the drivers at the Presidency. You need to note that presidential motorcades do have a set speed which is most of the time high just for security reasons.
    You are just all over the place but you seriously failed to properly connect your forest of words to convince South Sudanese.
    You feel the President was wrong on the decisions to shut down the oil and the Panthou attack, then your mental health status need to be examined.

  9. Joseph says:

    J.Chin.Jacob,
    Please you better continue washing dishes in Western World than even commenting on what you do not know is taking place here in Juba. Are you aware that one of the Catholic Priest was killed by the presidential escort car? have you even seen how the security forces drive in Juba? Does the road in West belong to president and the security forces alone?

    Kiir for sure is seriously sick whether you like it or not. Please i hate that school where you went to or which had educated you. I will assure you that, that school of yours need education. You just enjoy your legitimate slavery in West period!!. I am ready to respond to any of your nonsense in this web stupid boy.

    • Majongdit says:

      Joseph,

      I read your comment here now and many other comments before; and I just wonder – where did you get your education?
      Who told you a school of 10,000 students produces 10,000 useless products? Look at yourself, for instance, your language and your reasoning – quite so weak – can one conclude that it is the school that you went to that is poor or is logically the person, Joseph, that is not so good?

      • Majongdit,

        You are the one to ask yourself about where and how did you get your education because you do not know what the greedy Kiir is doing. Joseph actually knows what he is talking about because he lived it and witnessed all the crimes Kiir and beneficiary supporters like Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang are committing. Because Joseph does cares about what’s happening to his fellow citizens in South Sudan that is why Joseph is making smart comments. And those comments set him apart as a trustworthy citizen. He is not a yes person and he does not just defend foolish leader like Kiir who cares about filling up his stomach with fat.

    • J.Chin Jacob says:

      Joseph,

      I am not surprised by your barbaric attacks at all since your education in the EAST was meant for threatening someone like me in order to accept that President Kiir is sick whether someone like it or not. And by the way, I was passing thru your comments roughly but i calm myself when I saw something to do with Education and school in your comment coz I was hoping that I am going to benefit from the Educated King in the EAST as you called me a slave from WEST which has also gave me a room and doubt to question your health status at the same time, because a healthy person can not jump into the conclusion that those who used to comment on this forum are all from western countries, is that not a manifestation of insanity and a character of thick- minded thinker?

      Do I need to go to your school where you’ve learned nothing other than hatred, selfishness, shameful boastings and foolishness & Insanity?
      And for your information Mr. Professor Joseph, you need to educate your yourself first so that you will serve later on as an advocate for literacy coz it pains me a lot when I find a blind pretending to lead another blind.

      • Joseph says:

        Majondit, J.Chin Jacob and the likes,

        A very simple question to all of you. Do you think Kiir is the only person who is sick and can probably die of sickness? All of us are sick including me and you who live in West and that is why people have to die of sickness/accident. So what Simon Deng said was a simple test to find out who are the shallow-minded and green-minded, bad creatures in this web. You too qualified yourself to be nuisance and sub human as well as chicken-minded individual. To day if some one said Kiir did not eat yesterday, I 100% believe that you can deny it without knowing that it is normal not to eat for one day. Wow, what kids do we have in the country/web. My comments again may look bad/hurting to you, however, you deserved it 100% because of you ignorance and i quote ” Ignorance is a terrible weapon that can sometimes defeat knowledge” have a blessed day kids.

        • GatCharwearbol says:

          Joseph,

          It fails me why you are so defensive of Kiir’s need for check-up. Is there something you are ashame of that will surface if President Kiir decided to go for examination? To me, this article is just an advice and it could save our President’s life if it happens that he is suffering from a disease he was not aware of in the first place. In rare occasions, it takes outsider to notice what is wrong with someone. Thus, the writer might have seen some potential disease that might kill our President silently and if diagnosis in its early stage, it could be treated and Mr. Kiir would continue serving us in his dictatorial manner. We are suppose to lookout for each other in cases like this.

          Just because President Kiir turns out to be a dictator does not mean we do not personally like him or would want to wish him dead. We, the oppositions of Kiir’s leadership, do not wish him death. We only want him to sit down and let someone capable take over so that our nation could take a big leap forward and save it from being a fail state. This is the only thing we are after. Death is not my friend and neither of us friend.

          When times for Kiir comes to leave this earth, it will come naturally per God’s plan. It is not going to be anyone of us to decide. Thus, do not get over your head.

  10. Gatkuoth Lok says:

    Great objective article, only that good enough is never enough and bad enough is never enough. Our dear lackeys, sycophants and tribal bigots will never ever pay heed to this critical article since indoctrination and radicalization made them that way not to listen and reflect on any anything at all.

  11. malith Alier says:

    Reinstating the rejected Telar to Ministry of Justice, is Kiir not sick?

  12. Sunda says:

    My dear brother M. Deng,

    You have miss the point completely in your mixed article. I failed to understand whether the heading of your article mean president’s health, road accidents in Juba or African presidents who died at the state seat? you should have been very specific so the readers get your reasoning clearly.

    thanks

  13. Kenyi says:

    Jacob and Albinodit,
    Kiir is suffering from Telardisis and u say H.E. the president is normal?

    • Dear Compatriots:
      The almighty God has given each and everyone of us a specific day to depart from this planet, and it doesn’t matter whether you are sick or healthy. I’m not wishing anybody a speedy exit from this world, however for those who think and wish president Kiir a quick and easy departure from the throne,may end up leaving this planet before the president.

      Believe it or not, love it or hate it, president Kiir would fully serve his God given terms as president of ROSS until God prompts him to leave the presidency.

      Who imagined that a 17 years old boy from a Dinka village of Akon in Warrap State and a former personal Bodyguard of a Gorilla leader, General Joseph Lagu, Could climb a long and perilous ladder to become a president after 39 years of fighting for the freedom of his people. Is this not a work of God? And Who are you to challenge God’s work? Perhaps, the almighty God wants to help the people of South Sudan through President Kiir whom we highly regard him as illiterate, thief and irresponsible. I wonder, if president Kiir is our liberator or killer? Is he our Abraham or Hitler? You be the Judge!
      Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

      FROM EDITOR: MR. LGG, IT’S TIME PEOPLE STOP PERPETUATING BLATANT LIES. FIRST, KIIR WAS NOT A BODY GUARD OF GEN. LAGU WHEN HE WAS COMMANDER OF ANYA NYA. IT WAS LAGU HIMSELF WHO SAID DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH SSTV THAT HE DID NOT KNOW KIIR UNTIL AFTER THE ADDIS ABABA AGREEMENT IN 1972. THEN SHORTLY AFTER THAT INTERVIEW, LAGU SHOCKINGLY AND INEXPLICABLY CHANGED HIS PREVIOUS ASSERTION AND STARTED SAYING THAT HE KNEW KIIR SINCE HE (KIIR) JOINED THE ANYA NYA. AT THAT TIME ITSELF, LAGU WAS NOT THE OVERALL COMMANDER OF ANYA NYA, IT WAS GEN. TAFENGE WHO WAS THE COMMANDER. ALSO THEN, THE ANYA WAS NOT UNITED, TRIBAL ARMIES MOSTLY FOUGHT IN THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENT. THE ANYA WAS UNITED IN LATE 60’S AND THAT WAS WHEN LAGU REPLACED GEN. TAFENGE.
      SECOND, AT THE AGE THAT KIIR JOINED THE ANYA NYA, HE WAS A NO BODY IN THE ARMY. ANYA WAS NOT LIKE THE SPLA WHERE PROMOTION TO OFFICER WAS RANDOMLY DONE BASED ON TRIBALISM.
      THIRD, AS A SECURITY OFFICER, KIIR RAN TO THE SPLA AT THE RANK OF MAJOR. SO, JUST IMAGINE, THE ADDIS AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED IN 1972. PRACTICALLY, KIIR NEVER PROGRESSED WELL IN THE SUDAN ARMY, JUST IMAGINE, IN 13 YEARS OF BEING IN THE SUDAN ARMY, KIIR DESERTED THE SUDAN ARMY WITH THE RANK OF MAJOR.

      • DEAR EDITOR:

        PLEASE ACT ACCORDING TO YOUR AGE, EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONALISM WHEN RESPONDING TO OTHERS ON THIS FORUM. DO NOT LET THE GREED OF LEADERSHIP,OR HATRED OF DINKA AND PRESIDENT KIIR REDUCE YOU TO THE LEVEL OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD. IN FACT, PRESIDENT KIIR AND DINKA WILL NEVER RULE SOUTH SUDAN FOR LIFE ALTHOUGH THEY SACRIFICED A LOT FOR THE LAND WHICH MANY OF US HAVE JUST LEARNED TO CALL IT A BELOVED COUNTRY.

        HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT I’M TELLING LIES ABOUT KIIR BEING A FORMER BODYGUARD OF GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU SINCE YOU WERE NOT IN ANYANYA MOVEMENT WITH THEM? IN FACT,THE INFORMATION WHICH I HAVE RELATED ABOVE WITH REGARD TO PRESIDENT KIIR BEING A BODYGUARD TO GENERAL JOSEPH LAGUE WAS NOT INVENTED FROM THE WEBSITE, HOWEVER, I HEARD IT PERSONALLY FROM PRESIDENT KIIR MAYARDIT’S MOUTH WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE PEOPLE IN THE EVENT WHICH WAS ORGANIZED BY THE COMMUNITY OF THE GREATER BHAR EL GHAZAL REGION IN JUBA SHORTLY AFTER THE INDEPENDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN IN 2011.

        THE EVENT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE GREATER BHAR EL GHAZAL REGION AND IT WAS A CELEBRATION FOR THE INDEPENDENCE OF SOUTH SUDAN. IT WAS MOSTLY ATTENDED BY THE POLITICIANS FROM DIFFERENT STATES INCLUDING GENERAL JOSEPH LAGUE, EX-VICE PRESIDENT DR.RIEK MACHAR, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE GENERAL JAMES WANI IGGA, FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE BANK OF SOUTH SUDAN, MR. ELIJAH MALOK ALEENG, MADAM REBECCA NYANDENG DE MABIOR AND MANY, MANY OTHERS. PRESIDENT KIIR HIMSELF ASKED GENERAL JOSEPH LAGUE DURING HIS SPEECH IF HE (LAGU) COULD STILL RUN AS FAST AS HE USED TO BE WHEN THEY GUARDED HIM IN THE ANYANA MOVEMENT. GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU STOOD UP, WAVED HIS WALKING STICK VIGOROUSLY AND TOLD KIIR THAT HE COULD STILL RUN AND FIGHT IF ENEMY ATTACKS THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH SUDAN.

        PRESIDENT KIIR EXPLAINED THAT GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU’S CAMP OR HOUSE WAS BUILT ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND THEY GUARDED HIM THERE DAY AND NIGHT. KIIR SAID THAT GENERAL LAGU MOUNTED ON HIS BICYCLE AND THEY RAN ON FOOT SIDE BY SIDE WITH HIM FOR THE DISTANCE OF 8 MILES WHERE THE VEHICLE WOULD BE WAITING TO TAKE GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU EITHER TO KENYA, UGANDA OR CONGO. THEY WOULD RETURN TO THE CAMP ON THE MOUNTAIN ON FOOT WHEN LAGU LEFT FOR A NEIGHBORING COUNTRY. THEY WOULD REPEAT THE SAME SCENARIO WHEN GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU RETUNED FROM HIS TRIP.

        MR.EDITOR, HEARD THIS STORY FROM PRESIDENT KIIR MAYARDIT’S OWN MOUTH IN 2011. I DID NOT ATTEND THE EVENT, BUT I WATCHED IT ON THE SSTV DOCUMENTARY. PLEASE ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN THAT VIDEO FOOTAGE FROM THE SSTV IN JUBA BEFORE YOU CALL ME A LIAR. I HOPE SOMEONE MIGHT HAVE WATCHED THE EVENT ON THE SSTV TO ATTEST TO MY INFORMATION. PRESIDENT KIIR HIMSELF TOLD THE PEOPLE IN THE EVENT AND IN THE PRESENCE OF GENERAL JOSEPH LAGU THAT HE (kIIR) WAS INDEED A BODYGUARD OF GENERAL LAGU. WHOM SHOULD I BELIEVE NOW? YOU OR KIIR AND LAGU? PLEASE LEARN HOW TO RESPECT OTHERS AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO BE RESPECTED. HOW WOULD I CALL YOU IF YOU FIND THIS STORY OR INFORMATION TO BE TRUE AND CREDIBLE? I’M NOT A LIAR AND I DON’T INTEND TO BE. PLEASE INVESTIGATE WHATEVER I SAY ON THIS FORUM BEFORE YOU CALL ME A LIAR NEXT TIME.
        STAY BLESSED!

        “The truth must be told even if it hurts”
        Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

        From Editor: Mr. LGG, you’re entitled to your views as I am entitled to mine. Isn’t that the beauty of freedom to think, write and debate, that every South Sudanese citizen should have without some lawless so-called law enforcement thugs coming at night and killing somebody?

        May be you are too good to be advised but I just want to reiterate a point here. History, just like politics, which we are dealing with at the moment, is not written in stone. History is being retold and re-written and revised and even completely discarded or altered, every time, so, brother (allow me I may call you that if you have not already passed the death sentence against me), all depending on where you are or were, where you get or got your ‘facts,’ etc…. etc….

        Surely, others will jump in and those will be their views, in the meantime, just stay cool as the discourse continues….hopefully peacefully…..

  14. Mankien town says:

    Breaking News,
    Kirr reinstate the thief of 600$ millions and uneducated man call Telar Ring Deng to his position.
    a man who have been rejected by country Lawmakers which they normal call rubbish stamp parliament,
    it seemly the credibility of the Lawmakers will just be Nightmare and useless, if they will not impeach president this time, because there is no difference between being a legal adviser and Justice minister, they are same related post if Mp were correct on theirs work. and this is the second time Kirr have done unfortunate decision like the case of his office thief who was found guilty of stealing money in president office, and the body of anti corruption commission recommend them to face justice.
    Meanwhile instead of justice the president have take them back to their position where they stolen money. the question is” what is the work of the Parliament and anti-Commission? why forming such a institutions? who are not giving their work after all?

    Mankien Town.

  15. Guys:
    As long as this thickhead president still in power and drinking alcohol, everything will be a mess in this country.

  16. Dan says:

    Mr author:
    I do not believe his health is an issue here because there is nothing to prove that his health is deterroriating unless you can tell us if any.
    On the issue of over speeding by the drivers of presidential motorcades, the blame should go to the drivers and not the president. The drivers are the ones who should follow the speed limit if any town and not the passenger.
    If you are really concerned about their driving speed, you can discuss it with your local member of parliament who may as well raise that concern in the National Assembly. The president himself may not be aware of it and he may need someone to remind him.

    • Gatchuonyang says:

      Dan
      You said, the president himself may not be aware of it (speed) and he may need someone to remind him. In that statement you really show it to us that the president truly has a problem. How come on this earth you can not be aware or be conscious of the speed in which your driver is driving you. You agree with author.

  17. Only those traitors and enemies of South Sudan will support this alcoholic, primitive dictator, and unwanted president.

  18. Bhanyker says:

    Excellent article, full of what every South Sudanese suspected. In fact before, Mr. Simon Deng brought up 15 points, people were asking. Is Our President normal or not ? Those who still doubt the mental disability of the president, the evidence speaks to themselves.

    Yesterday president Kiir reinstated the well known unqualified judge, Telar R. Deng, who was rejected by overwhelmingly law makers and South Sudanese. As legal adviser again such a decree is a complete confirmation that president Kiir is mentally ill.

    Now, Mr. J. Chin Jacob regards the president as normal person, then Mr. J. Chin Jacob might need to be examined too. He might be suffering the same disease as President. Early researches shows that crazy person thinks every body else is crazy.

    • J.Chin Jacob says:

      Bhanyker,

      I will suits your demand by accepting that President Kiir is sick so that I can not be counted in your fake list of sick ghosts. What a world where a confused person(s) pretends to be health counsellors?
      Aren’t you guys actually in need of professional counsellors too? Otherwise, the very day I will go to seek treatment in the hospital will be the same day I may order for your medical check up.

  19. Dear All:
    I don’t have anything to mention from whatever the writer has articulated, but the truth circumstantial is to modify more about the criticism stuffs he is trying to make against his president Salva Kiir, while we have the parliamentarians assemblage who should crystally confront the Pres. Salva Kiir Mayardit if he seems to stray from leading the nation on the right compass.

    Well, I don’t see which of the following cases should be first scrutinized , however, the Pres. Salva Kiir has right to execute his ultimatum power given to him by the stipulated constitution of South Sudan based on all you have already
    aired out.
    Monyluak D. Kur

  20. Gatchuonyang says:

    Keeping the country’s money in his own house is that not insanity?

  21. pech philib says:

    Hello, my dear viewers, south Sudanese youths, dream about our nation, let’s make love for our country.

    • Pech philip:
      I greatly applauded your appeal to our youth to generate some love and unity among themselves.
      Yes, indeed we have to have some love for this Country. I’m impressed with your beautiful comment. Please keep it up.
      “The trust must be told even if it hurts”
      Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

  22. Ring says:

    I just don’t want to comment. It’s painful to see some writing like this. There are things we can blame the president for, but not this one (motorcade). It’s not the president’s motorcade that knocked down a priest, this thing happened while i was in the Juba teaching hospital. Don’t fabricate things here and there. If u don’t know the use of motorcade, then first ask others for explanation. Never has it happened for anyone to be knocked down by the president, if at all it’s there, then write to me the details.

    Why was president Bush not taken for a medical check up when he launched war on Iraq?

  23. King wa Nyamlel says:

    Ring,
    You are right my brother. Simon doesn’t want to call spade a spade.

  24. Gatchuonyang says:

    Correction Mr. Editor. Kiir deserted the Sudan army in the rank of captain.

    FROM EDITOR, THANKS FOR THE CORRECTION, IF THAT’S THE CASE THEN, KIIR MUST HAVE BEEN A MILITARY SNAIL OF AN OFFICER.

  25. kikisik says:

    The president is our president, but why is that the president motorcade always speeds as if the motorcade is carrying (O.B.L) Osama Bin Laden?

  26. Joel says:

    Dear Readers,
    Reading all your comments gives me a conclusion that it is only a matter of time before we see real blood shed in this God forsaken Country. Why? Because we are driven by hate, tribalism, poverty, illiteracy and above visionless leaders…

    Thunder fire all of you Dead!!!!!

    • peter says:

      Joel. You are a prophet. The idiots have started slaughtering each other. The North should just take over and rule these slaves.They all are still too primitive. Just watch how they will slaughter each other,then wait for others to sort their mess. You are made of the same material Simon. You are about to come to Nairobi to hide after helping light the fire in Juba.How lucky.
      P.Ngynyi

  27. Simba of Africa says:

    Dear all, there have been many rumors about the health of our dictator and tribalism president of the South Sudan. In some cases, I heard……….. If this report is really true, then God will be our witness. According to what I also heard, the president is suffering from……. if all of these rumors are true then our country is done and needs long time recovery from this…. by the dictator president of South Sudan. For those puppets who are defending this evil, I hope you will go with him when his time come.

    • Simba of Africa:
      Dear Simba: Although the Editor had attempted to perform the damage control by censoring some of your profane language or comments about the president, it is quite obvious that your motive is to see the president dead. Well, it is very unfortunate that the fate of president’s life is not in your hands and that he (Kiir) will die on the day that God has given him to die.

      If those who massacred innocent civilians and betrayed the people of South Sudan, and want to rule us are still alive, then President Kiir will live much longer than you think. Due to your hatred of president Kiir and his people, you will leave the people of ROSS as the Simba (Lion) left the rest of the animals in the Lion King movie. In additions, the gates of hell and heaven are wide open for all, sick and healthy, old and young, poor and rich, illiterate and literate, you and president Kiir.
      “The truth must be told even if it hurts”
      Lukudu Gatkuoth Garang!

      • diktor agarab says:

        Gatkuoth Garang,
        Kiir’s days are numbered. One of these days he’s going to get into a plane accident. And, then, DINKOCARCY will come to an end.

        • GatCharwearbol says:

          Diktor Agarab:

          Let us not wish President Kiir death. Plane crash took Dr. John Garang’s life and it is not right to wish the same happens to Kiir. He (Kiir) is driving our nation into failed state and we only want him to get out of the way of development. Wishing him death will not solve our problems nor will it give way to suitable man to run our affairs. God will send us the right person when time is ripe.

          Please stay calm and collected. Let Kiir enjoy his overnight acquired wealth. Death will come to each one of us one day, rich and poor alike.

  28. Okeny Lojuron says:

    To all the South Sudanese made comments on this article indicates wild hatred among our people. if we continue in such tribal hatred, the coming reconciliation would be impossible, and nation will perish. let us have logical argument not foul language to iron out our opinions.
    President Kiir may sick but still he is our historical Moses. In the bible God choose the foolish thing to compound the wise of this world. the good thing that Kiir did was the integration of most militia into the SPLA otherwise we could be killing ourselves on the streets of our cities and villages. therefore my advice to all would be to look at things that will unite us beyond tribal lines.

  29. William Deng says:

    Simon Deng,

    You have raised an important information this new nation needs to review thoroughly and correlate with our President Kirr’s health condition. It is true a healthy president makes healthy decisions that could have critical effects on lives of his poor citizens. I know our tribal polarizations won’t allow people from both sides to think critically on what you are trying to relate. I have been following your writings recently, and I believe the citizens of this young country will have a lot to learn from you. This article is one of you best! Please keep up the great work.

    Thank you.

    William

  30. Tong Mayay says:

    Ahahah! James Wani Igga…..

  31. My friend,
    president is not sick otherwise he wouldn’t have made it for almost thirty something years. A shame on you. President takes every step reasonably.

  32. Amok Nuer says:

    Dear anti-Dinkas,

    Shame on you all, you will not make it till the sea waters dry, who are you to wish some one a death? Dr. Riek who killed innocent civilians in 1991 could die first if that is the case, Kiir will continue to rule you whether you like or not and you will continue talking, insulting, creating militias as you always do and you will never and ever succeed in any way you want unless you change your attitudes of hatred towards other tribes. you depart this world before Kiir, our (Moses) leaves.
    you tried to block the freedom of this country but other tribes made it as you Nyigat enjoy today without contribution, you are known by you habits of power greed. shame on you.
    Thanks,

  33. Naath Nuer says:

    I don’t think Salva kiir can break the law by suspending election which South Sudanese people are wishing to have in first time in their life time since British hand over the power to Northerner counterpart. Democratic government is only healthy way toward prosperous Nation. You can have any party you want as long as you are doing it with a peaceful way and make sense to South Sudanese people. Send the message to his fellows South Sudanese people that they have to go to the mountain if they correct the system and run. My advise to Former rebel leader is don’t even think about it friend, and going to the mountain will haunt you for long time if it does happen.

  34. Chinkueirial says:

    Dear South Sudanese,
    Here is my advice to you all speak freely but tell the truth and be mindful of what you say and how you want to say it. Freedom of speech is a very good thing only when it is use properly. Avoid loose talk because loose talk is cheap. Avoid tribalism because it is fatal.
    You will never see a president who is a Chuluk, an Azande, an Anyuak a Morle, a Nuer or Dinka at the same time. There will always be a president from one of the South Sudanese tribes at a time and if the rest of the tribes think that the president is not their own, then South Sudan is in trouble. Those of you who want their tribesman or woman to become the future president must know that that man or woman will only become the president if he or she puts him/herself up as a South Sudanese.
    We need to respect each other as children of this beautiful nation call South Sudan. Living in peace and enjoying life in South Sudan hinges upon this principle. Go to school and get civilized because civilized people are the only ones who know how to handle differences without resorting to insults and ugly talk such as the one above.
    Remember there will be always problems and when there is a problem seeking a solution is the best way to go rather than adding another layer to the problem before you seek the solution.

  35. Nhial Diet says:

    Sorry Mr.president that u fall sick while the time is almost to come for the NEOSS. Therefore, you are welcome my friend, it’s not u alone who can brought us from beginning upto the end.
    Every Dog has its own day to go!!!…we shall still survive, even u have been demoting us for so long, you are welcome please!!

  36. Buay kapduel buol says:

    The post is true our current president is suffering from mental illness

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