By Peter Gatkuoth Chiangjiak,
April 27, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — We the Unity States Youth Union in Eldoret, Kenya, are calling for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Unity State, and South Sudan at large.
Believing in peace, the Unity State Youth Union in Eldoret are taking this opportunity to show our enormous support for the government of Unity State under the able leadership of Dr Joseph Nguen Manytuil WeJang, and South Sudan as all.
We urge the warring parties to leave their differences behind and reflect on the needs of our people of South Sudan, who are daring for peaceful co-existent in South Sudan, and therefore we must shun down the tribal line power struggle in the country.
The nine counties association in Eldoret –Kenya are also asking the state government and National government to send delegates for the 9th July Independence Celebration as a sign of Unity and working together.
Although there are disputes among the youth as some of our members are still grieving their loved ones who were targeted and killed in December 2013, as elites in foreign country we took the initiative for internal peace dialogue as South Sudanese.
The current South Sudan was achieved through Wunlit Peace talks back in 1998, which brought the SPLM/A factions together after their split in 1991. Our people should look back into what happened in 1991 in South Sudan, and also in Nuerland in 1998 after the Khartoum peace agreement and people were united for independence of South Sudan.
Whoever is victimized as government supporter should stand firm to non-tribal South Sudan real healing and reconciliation that we have started here in Eldoret. In fact according to what happened in south Sudan December 15th a tribal minded person may take it as a ladder to a achieved his political ambition, but our aims is to unite our people to come together as one nation. We therefore declared our union as government supporter in Eldoret –Kenya.
The reason why we have been victimized by a few Nuer community leaders here, who believed to represent Rebels in Eldoret, this will not go anywhere because we will always try to unite South Sudanese community in Diaspora and we are together. It’s unfortunate to them.
We know the root causes of these problems being that there are some elements that stand firm to disunite these communities. We are very strong, united and legible to bring peace if the government we stand with support the initiative and nobody will challenge us as South Sudanese.
We have therefore met with Hon. Simon Gatluak Pech Dak Dhoar, the Deputy Speaker of Unity State Legislative Assembly, who encourages our unity in Eldoret.
Dak promised the Nuer students, whose scholarships have been affected by this conflict, that the government will make sure they resume their studies in May this year.
He added that the country is one and for such if there are scholarships they must be distributed equally.
Dak promised that he will make sure the Governors of the War affected Upper Nile states will save the copies of your admission forms and transcripts from your universities, specifically for the case of South Sudan Council Union in Eldoret. The ten governors will receive copies of the association requisition to run her affairs in peace making process.
Peter Gatkuoth Changjiak is a student of mass communication and journalism at Nairobi Aviation College, Eldoret Campus. He can be reached at Petergatkuoth.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +254708792735; +254723425631; +254707541934