Never Forget South Sudan Genocide!

By Simon G.guat Nhial Chakuoth

Eldoret, Kenya.

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July 28, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan Genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of Nuer nationalities, moderated by members of Dinka Community, the tribe of the incumbent president, Kiir Mayardit whose term in office expired two weeks ago. During the approximate 6-day period from 15-21 December 2013, an estimated of 20,000–30,000 innocents Nuer were killed constituting as much as 80% of the Nuer and 30% of South Sudan’s total population.

The genocide was planned by members of the core political elites known as the “born to rule” extremist dinka, many of whom occupied all the positions at top levels of the national government under their incompetence and tribal son, Salva Kiir Mayardit. Perpetrators came from the ranks of the South Sudan army, the National Police government-backed militias including Dinka civilian population who were armed secretely by president Salva Kiir in the name of “Dutko-bany”, meaning save the president.

The genocide had a lasting and profound impact on Nuer and its neighboring state. The pervasive use of war rape caused a spike in HIV infection, including babies born of rape to newly infected mothers; many households were headed by orphaned children or widows. The destruction of infrastructure and depopulation of the greater upper Nile in attempt to reduce and silence the Nuer population in the country.

Constitution is dead in South Sudan

5 years ago our people came together to form a constitutional congress to create a government of the People for the people. The original Constitution was the world’s real first attempt to create a government who would serve the people rather than rule the people. But this constitution has serious flaws in that the judicial branch has opted out of checks and balances, and assumed the role of a King instead of a president. Under the new constitution of Salva Kiir, our leaders aren’t really chosen by the people.

The current idea-less leader, Salva Kiir, felt on the South Sudanese people by mistake as a consequence of dark forces of evil. KIIR was appointed by RIEK MACHAR to avoid another war at that time. But now, I think it’s time to start over with a new government and a new Constitution. Keep what works, but build on it.

The Constitution isn’t a holy document to be worshiped. It derives its power from the Consensus of the People and is an attempt for the people to achieve the goals of establishing Justice, insuring domestic Tranquility, providing for the common defense, promoting the general Welfare, and securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. It has provisions to be amended so as to perfect the methods of achieving those principles.

But amendment isn’t the only way of changing the constitution. The people could also come together and form a new constitutional congress for the purpose of forming a new constitution and installing a new government for the purpose of forming and even more perfect union. And now that the South Sudan exists in name only, we should consider starting the process of forming a new nation, maybe a nation of people, who are not defined by a geographic location, and create a virtual nation of 21 federal states South Sudan that envisions to move self rule into the future 21 State.

Perhaps we can form The People’s Nation of Planet Earth as an alternative nationality. Now that we have the technology to be virtual, why limit ourselves to governments who is based on individual interest, government who fight for the position of money, no vision to rule the country but only get wealth? South Sudan is leading itself there is no government, constitution seem to be there but nobody need to follow it, therefore the constitution needs to be changed and a new legitimate government need to be installed.

The author is a student from University of Eldoret, pursuing Criminology and security studies. He can be reached at simongatguat@yahoo.com or garguatsimon3@gmail.com

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  1 comment for “Never Forget South Sudan Genocide!

  1. February 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Dear all southsudanese the what i seen from this gange Dinka leader it will not save our country at all. I myself i saw this war with my eyes. If all Southsudanese come together and for their lands the terrorist groups will not lean from what they did to the country they brought it down for one tribe.No peace in our country until we come snd fights with hillbilly groups of Dinkas.

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