Has General Kiir Ever Accomplished Anything?

By Luk Kuth Dak

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in capital Juba December 16, 2013.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (R) addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in capital Juba December 16, 2013.

April 7, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Watching the crooked South Sudan’s so-called legislators extend the life of General SalvaKiirMayardit’s term in office for three more year, as they had a few weeks ago, is enough to make a man despair about the future of this young nation we all hold dear!

You look at the scale of the challenges that we face as a result of more than a decade long of willful destruction of our country, and then you weight that against lack of vision and the institutionalized tribalism displayed by this regime, you really have to wonder about what warranted the generous extension!
That brings us face-to-face with a simple question: what Salva Kiir has ever accomplished during his tenure in office since the birth of our nation, to deserve an award of such magnitude? The quick answer is, a zero. Indeed, for someone who has spent an entire decade and counting at the helm, Gen. Kiir has absolutely nothing to show for all those, except the cold-blooded massacre of the innocent Nuer civilians; the creation of a Jieeng state, and the legalization of second-class citizens’ status for non-Jieeng in South Sudan.
To change course in South Sudan would require a new approach, certainly not more of the same of the divide-and-rule policies mastered by this tyrant, Kiir. And more importantly, the regime change.
Evidently, millions of people around South Sudan who rested their hope on Dr. Riek Machar now find themselves in a lonely island of despair ever since he decided to engage in a nonproductive marathon of negotiations with the regime that made it abundantly clear that it has no intention to resolve the outstanding issues in a peaceful manner.
The trouble is that Dr. Machar, the Chairman and the Commander-in- Chief of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement in Opposition, is taking General Kiir’s strengths for granted, which is a strategic failure. Instead of taking advantage of Kiir’s isolation by the Western nations, not to mention the UN, Machar has confined the movement at the hands of the so-called IGAD. That strategy didn’t work then, and it wouldn’t work now, because the IGAD is only interested in getting rich quickly from the revenues they collect from Kiir’s regime and the international community at large. Nothing more!
The question is, what could be worse than failure? The quick answer is, false success.
In essence, the logical thing to do when you fail at some endeavor, is to take steps to correct the situation. At the very least, you can learn from the experience and resolve to do better next time around. On the other hand, false success is entirely different in the sense that under its influence, you can think that you are winning when in fact you are losing. By the time you see the need to change, it may be too late.
But it’s no too late. There still are a few options and new avenues left to pursue, but from this point on, Machar must take some drastic, positive actions in the behalf of the millions of his followers, one of which is to stand up to Kiir, push him to wall, and more importantly, hit him where it hurts most; his pocket, if you know what I mean!
Luk Kuth Dak is a former anchorman at Juba radio. He writes for a wide range of newspapers. Hit me at lukedak@live.com
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  9 comments for “Has General Kiir Ever Accomplished Anything?

  1. April 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    I myself have no future,but that was not normal military uniform by than,so UGLY, Methinks.

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    • Deng II
      April 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      What I would an acknowledge from Nuer is yes they brave and wonderful generosity in term of food and trusted friend that cannot let you down when there is danger and hunger. I am a Dinka, but there is useless Dinka that can not rescues u from hunger and danger.
      I like Nuer to lead the Country, but not Riek and Taban Deng. These two ebola persons had been running back and forth between South Sudan and North. They are the people who will let Panthou gone for good. Kiir is not my President in term of good things he done, but my dictatorship and corrupt patriot who need to be replace by none dictatorship and not corrupt patriot and who is not traitor and serial killer like Riek and Taban. Who say Riek can united SS? Machar cannot United SS, he did never United Nuer under Nasir Faaction, Nuer run away from him, prompted him to come back to John Garang without even single soldier.

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      • GatNor
        April 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm

        Deng II, Machar will be your next president. I will be the director of counter terrorism department and the so call born to rule and the sellouts will be in trouble starting with old goats. you can eat for free in a prosperous south sudan if food is you problem.

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        • Wed Aljunub
          April 7, 2015 at 11:21 pm

          Mr GatNor if riek machar is going to be next president of South Sudan as you stated, that would be the slavery for South Sudanese people to the Arab in the north, no more than that.

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        • April 8, 2015 at 1:02 am

          Nothing is bad just led Machar comes and start ruling us…

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          • April 8, 2015 at 3:53 am

            Where will he builds his President ship Palace,but it’s look like?

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  2. Lunyjock
    April 8, 2015 at 1:06 am

    you guys leave that argument, we need to prays for peace to prevail in our country, and God knows who will be the next president.

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  3. April 8, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Dr. Riek was fighting for South Sudan independent and Dr. John Garang was fighting for United Sudan (New Sudan) Salva Kiir was Just bussy on looting Nuer Cows in eastern Nuer and Also Busy in killing those of separatist. Wani Igga was busy making fun to give morals to Soldiers. Now among all who won his vision? Dr. Garang die before referendum to see if he false his vision or not, Dr. Riek witness mass voting to his objective and Salva was busy waiting for vacancy of presidency while Wani was just in the middle waiting for Kiir to offer him presidency when Kiir retire. Now weather you like it or not, South Sudan will be rule by Federalism which will be a government of people and for the people by people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • GatNor
      April 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Like the sound of that, Machar will be the next president of South Sudan and the first elected president of a Federal Democratic Republic Of South Sudan to instantaneously establish a government of the people, for the people & by the people.

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