#Profiteers: South Sudan President Salva Kiir blasts Gen. Paul Malong


#Profiteers: South Sudan President Salva Kiir blasts Gen. Paul Malong
South Sudan President Salva Kiir

In Summary

  • Salva Kiir who was commenting on 'The Profiteers' expose for the first time since it was aired said he only appointed Malong as Chief of Staff because of his seniority.
  • In the documentary, Malong is accused of looting, rape and death of South Sudan citizens while he was Chief of Staff in Kiir's government, allegations that he has since denied.
  • On the death of Monica Kimani who was rumoured to have had a connection with South Sudan's top politicians, President Kiir said he did not know her.

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has termed General Paul Malong, the Sudanese politician featured in an expose by African Uncensored, a bad manager.

Salva Kiir who was commenting on ‘The Profiteers‘ expose for the first time since it was aired said he only appointed Malong as Chief of Staff because of his seniority.

“Gen. Malong is one of the bad managers, if I have to describe him. I made him the Chief of General Staff because that was his seniority, I cannot jump him and bring a junior person above him, ” Salva Kiir said in an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange.

‘The documentary by John Allan Namu revealed how few individuals from South Sudan are living a lavish life in Nairobi while majority of South Sudan citizen’s and refugees languish in poverty.

In the documentary, Malong is accused of looting, rape and death of South Sudan citizens while he was Chief of Staff in Kiir’s government, allegations that he has since denied.

President Kiir further said there are people involved in money laundering in the country that has left many of his country men suffering in abject poverty.

“I do not deny that money has been taken away from the coffers of South Sudan,” he said insisting he was the one who was the whistle blower.

“I did not keep quiet, I was the one who brought it to the limelight that there are corrupt people in my government.”

On what he was doing about money laundering, Kiir said he is currently focused on stabilising Sudan before he takes action on whoever was involved.

“I don’t have time at this stage to account the people who have stolen money, I have to bring peace first then attend to the persons, ” he said.

Kirr told Mr. Koinange that many of those implicated have been arrested before and released, saying some of them were responsible in the attempted 2013 coup.

On the death of Monica Kimani who was rumoured to have had a connection with South Sudan’s top politicians, President Kiir said he did not know her but was sadden by her brutal murder.

“I’m very sorry for the young lady (Monica Kimani) who lost her life. It was my first time to hear that there was such a personality in South Sudan. I never knew her; I never knew of her presence in South Sudan and I do not know who the culprits are,” he said.

“The people who are accused of laundering money with her may be in Juba but it may not be South Sudanese who are laundering the money.”

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Story By Wycliffe Nyamasege
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