The Abrupt And Seasonal Migration of The Dinka To The North Following The Withdrawal Of The UPDF
By Modesto Richard.
Nov 3, 2015(Nyamilepedia) —- With peace in the corner in the words of Hon Makuei Lueth who is the mouthpiece of Kiir ‘s government and with things looking more uncertain, it is keenly noted with great concern that the Dinka families are on daily bases boarding the planes going to Khartoum due to the fear of the unknown.
In a casual and informal conversation with my intimate dinka friend,he opined that the reason might be due to the deteriorating security and economic situation in the country and therefore see it wise to go to Khartoum to seek for a long life with good living standard .He opined to me that Dinka are leaving the country due to the trust lost between the Dinka and the Nuer following the merciless Juba carnage meted on the Nuer by the Dut kubeny,Kiir tribal army on the 15th ,16th ,17th and 18th of December 2013. It is believed that in the event that the conflict breaks out(God forbid !) between these two tribes,the outcome would be worse because the Nuer would avenge their loved ones massacred with out any sign of remorse.
The other matter of concern is believed to be the fact that the power in the country was concentrated, with out any semblance of shame,in the hand of one ethnic group.The dinka elites, as they call themselves.With this power,looted the resources and the wealth of the country.They use it to hire mercenaries and purchase weapons to wage war against the Nuer using all sophisticated weapons on the planet including cluster bombs which had been banned since Vietnam – Gulf war.
Sources from Addis attributed the delay in thrashing out these security issues to this fear.The other case in point is the release of the AU report which has unexpectedly taken every body aback .The report confirmed it that there was nothing found to amount to a coup which has become a popular song of the government and that there was a massacre organized by the State to cleanse the ethnic Nuer.
Senior dinka Generals and ministers are named in the report.Other admitted that the Nuer were indeed targeted.These are signs of the last day for the anticpated dinka kindom and coalition to unravel.With the Berlin wall falling,the dinka are left with no choice except to leave the country to seek refuge.In conclusion, I implore the two bigger tribes forgive and forget the past, embrace peaceful coexistence and promote harmony despite all that happened .However, Am concluding with the warning that although our dinka brothers run away with illegally acquired wealth,the long arm of the law will not leave them.They must be made to account.
The writer lives in Gulu,Northern Uganda and can be reached by firstname.lastname@example.org