Mr Driuni Jakani, a Local NGO Director, Arrested in Juba Over the Mundri Incidence !

Mr. Druini Jakani, the Executive Director and founder of LCED, posting for a picture with staff members at his head office in Mundri West County(Photo: LCED/Nyamilepedia)

Mr. Druini Jakani, the Executive Director and founder of LCED, posting for a picture with staff members at his head office in Mundri West County(Photo: LCED/Nyamilepedia)

June 05, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Following the violence orchestrated by the Dinka elements of the pro-government SPLA-Juba in Mundri West County, in the largely peaceful Western Equatoria State, the government security agents in Juba are now out harassing citizens presumed to hail from those parts of the country.

One such case is the arbitrarily arrest of Mr Driuni Jakani , an Executive Director of a local NGO operating in Lacha locality of Mundri West County. Mr. Jakani  Mr Jakani is reported to have gone missing  for over two days now.

According to a source that prefers anonymity , Mr Jakani arrived in Juba from Mundri on June 4th, 2015, a day before he was  arrested by the security personnel.

The source further  confirmed that he received a phone call out on Mr Jakani’s mobile phone, presumably from a security person, who informed him that Mr Jakani is with them and safe and that they shouldn’t worry about his whereabouts.

Druini Jakani, the Executive Director and Founder of LCED(Photo: extracted/Nyamilepedia)

Druini Jakani, the Executive Director and Founder of LCED ….

Mr Jakani is the Executive Director and founder of Lacha Community and Economic Development (LCED), a South Sudanese community based organization, which has been operating in South Sudan since 2008.

With  Head Offices in a village called  Lacha, south of Mundri Town, and somewhere between the Bari and the Garia Payams, the NGO is involved in many humanitarian  projects in the area and offers  assistance to internally displaced people (IDPs).

In the wake of the looting, shooting and killing sprees carried out in Mundri town on Friday 22nd, May 2015, by the predominantly (Dinka) SPLA soldiers loyal to Juba government, Mr Jakani had been instrumental in assisting the terrorized civilians by transporting the sick, the disabled, the  elderly and the children out of Mundri to safety in Bari and Lacha localities using his organization’s vehicles.

Public Outcry

Could it be that the government in Juba is now seeing him as an enemy because he saved the lives of those diabled and elderly citizens and children from what was a massacre in the waiting as the very SPLA soldiers who were expected to protect the civilian population against an outside attach turned around and begun a looting, shooting, and killing spree?

This is a call to all Representatives of Local and International Organizations that cherish Human Rights and Justice and all Diplomatic Missions from the free world operating in South Sudan to stand together for the immediate release of Mr Driuni Jakani. His arbitrary arrest in the hands of the security agents in Juba is a slap to the face of all organizations and individuals involved  in  Humanitarian Assistance, in South Sudan and else where in the world.

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  9 comments for “Mr Driuni Jakani, a Local NGO Director, Arrested in Juba Over the Mundri Incidence !

  1. Abuchook
    June 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Please let the truths be known that Mr Driuni Jakani was detained and being Investigated because he was the Master Mind of Hatred Influence violent against other South Sudanese citizens such as the Nuer, Dinka, Shilluk.

    Witness by the MI agents: He was on the move from village to village telling local youths to attacked Government soldiers, Government Cars and trucks. He is responsible for his own actions and risks that don’t helping the solution needed. He will be okay absolutely nothing going to happen to him. His family and friends will see him next few days or weeks.


    • Yoane Bilal
      June 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Abuchook, I tend to disagree with your analysis of Driuni’s arrest. Druini has never ever engage in any dirty politics as you tried to lure him into. The sample cluster of tribes you quoted above doesn’t add up. I also fail to agree with you when you mention Nuer, and Shilluk. FYI, Moru has Zero problem with Nuer and Shilluk per se. However, Moru has a problem with Some of the Dinks who tried to turn Moru gardens into a grazing ground for their cows. So, yes Moru has problem with some dinka due to the lack of discipline and respect to the host community. The deliberate way in mentioning the above tribes makes your accusation sound verge and baseless. Nuer and Shilluk are not dump to take such explanation serious as Majority of Dinka soldiers are gunning down the peaceful people of Nuer and Shilluk in Upper nile region. You can full many people of your likes but you can not full people all the times as you may think. Today, movements is expanding from great Jongulie state, great Bahr-el gazal region and to great Western Equatoria state.


  2. June 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I believe you guys Mundri or who’s quotria that not open the eye today you are blind to kill yourself not tomorrow. think about that I know u are weak in fighting but everyone has right to defense himself or herself.


    • Yoane Bilal
      June 6, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Peter, thanks for your rejoinder. What make you think that the above mentioned subjects are weak to fighting in self defense? Remember peter, some of this elements tried to invade our territory from get go. They had wanted to turn Western Equatoria a new Bor where their cattles can roam freely feeding on our crops. However, we thought them lesson. We started shooting their cows, and took drastic measures against them, when they discovered that they have no safe heaven in Western Equatoria they started to complicate issue and started to call us rebels. And our people don’t give damn for all of this accusation is foolish and rubbish. And if they are looking for it, bring it on baby we are ready to defend our territory just like Nuer and Shilluk are now doing in Jongulei state.


      • June 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

        Those he begs have pass his secret to authority. There is a government in place instead of self-esteem.


  3. June 7, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Begging is a part of extremism. Local Charities are damaging image of South Sudan.


  4. June 7, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Peter you believe in fighting, but know you never tried please we Danish are peaceful people we are not evil as they our cuisines believe in south Sudan.


  5. June 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Yoane you are so dotlish equatoria have no power


  6. June 7, 2015 at 9:09 am

    South Sudan need professors who can teach at Universities across South Sudan,Professors should educate South instead of Rebellion for Highest positions.Local Charities should not be use to beg in order to rich themselves.


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