‘The men who liberated South Sudan proceeded to hijack the country’s fledgling governing institutions, loot its resources, and launched a war in 2013 that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced millions of people’, the executive summary of the sentry report titled ‘ The Taking of South Sudan’ starts.
The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system.
The publication which was released in a few days ago, shows the Tycoons, Brokers and Multinational Corporations complicit in hijacking the peace process in South Sudan.
South Sudanese living in Kenya enjoy the protection of the state and indulge in crazy businesses such as selling weapons; fuelling conflict in the young nation.
For example, the report links Gen. Paul Malong to a company, First Monetary Security Limited registered in Kenya that is believed to be his in a ‘$43.2 million worth of weapons, ammunition, including mortar systems, RPG launchers, assault riffles, and ZU-23 mobile anti-aircraft guns’.
Even during the war, international investors have engaged in commercial dealings with top South
Sudanese politicians and members of their families. Many of these companies operate in sectors
subject to significant government discretion or linked to violence.
The report also says that Chinese investors formed a company with President Salva Kiir’s daughter and acquired several mining licenses in South Sudan just weeks before the military reportedly drove thousands
of people from the land where they held a permit. A group of Chinese investors set up a joint
venture with Kiir’s daughter Winnie—who was 19 years old at the time—to form Fortune Minerals and Construction in mid-2016
The Pope’s Kiss
A few months ago, the head of the catholic church and president of Vatican Pope Francis, kissed the feet of warring South Sudanese leaders. It now appears that that kiss should have extended to the feet of leaders across Africa including the likes of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
Gideon Moi is accused of forming a company with Sudan’s President Salva Kiir’s daughter Adut, his son in law Nardos Ghebeyehu and his close advisor Akot Lual Arech. Moi being a influential senator, the son of a former Kenya president, would be instrumental in looting South Sudan, preferably money launder for the firm known as Lukiza, which is listed as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to specifically engage in the provision of
services in the oil sector.” Waste management, drilling, logistics and air transportation are among the services it says it provides.
Kenya has severally played a role in the South Sudan peace process. But it seems the saviors have turned into hyenas.
Other people mentioned in the report by Sentry are: (over 20 in total)
- South Sudan President: Salva Kiir,
- Former South African President: Jacob ZUma
- Gen Paul Malong
Ezekiel Gatkuoth Lol, Winnie Kiir, Abdelkarim Adam Eisa Mohamed, Dawd Adam Rife Abute, Lt. Gen. David Yau Yau, Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, Bior Ajang Duot, Ghebremeskel Tesfamariam Ghidey, David Greenhalgh, Gen Gregory Vasili Dimitry— Kiir’s brother-in-law., Colonel Tor Ajuot Deng, Mohamed Benjamin Lino, Zhuo Zuokun, Ramadan Chadar, Mayen Wol Jong, and Ramadan Chadar Dhok.
REPORT (you can download it here)
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