Breaking News: Dr. Jok Madut Jok’s Confession, I am a, Dinka, JCE and Salva Kiir’s Leadership have failed


maxresdefaultOct 25, 2016 When you’re the leader of a country and the citizens of your country in Leer, Yei, Wau, Bor, Gogrial or wherever within the borders of the state you purport to run, cannot benefit from the protection of the state you rule, what in the world do you think failure looks like? Surely you don’t think it has to be on four legs, with horns and speaking human language in order for you to be shocked into recognizing it.

It is failure if your people die like flies and no mention comes from your office. It is failure if they drop dead from hunger and no state welfare to rescue them. It is failure if it’s easier for your people to find a gun than they can find a hospital bed for a woman in labor. If all your senior officials prefer to travel to India for medical check ups at the expense of the people than seek local healthcare, that’s failure. If a million souls of your citizens run across the border to seek safety, including going to Darfur, you know that is failure.

Imagine how tough things must be for anybody to seek refuge in Darfur, where the government bombs people with chemical weapons! You and your supporters and close aides and all of us who fail to point that out are failing the country further more. There is no explaining your way out of this, dear head of state, until you perhaps actually accept to explain to us all, why the state of South Sudan has so miserably failed in its basic functions.

Perhaps it might help you to allow us to shout at you and have a chance to respond to our questions, and in doing so, build a culture of dialogue, that together, we might find our salvation. But to burry our heads in the sand, pretend that our corrupt generals can fight all the South Sudanese, in all corners of the country, fight East Africa and the whole world, is to be disingenuous and uncaring of the people you say you’re defending. Let people talk Mr President, keep a leach on the hauling dogs and let people talk, or this ship is destined to a grinding ground, deep under.

All you’ve to do is look at our own recent past, our struggles with Sudanese history. Remember why the urban youth, the high school kids flocked to the SPLA in the 1980s? I was one of them, though I got discouraged along the way and chose to return and got to university instead and my elder brother, who pressed me that he was the one going to biplan, went in. Like millions of his comrades he never returned from the war, and we don’t even know where he was burried, if at all he was. His blood watered the tree of freedom of the country we are now burying. Perhaps you can hold against me the fact that i did not go with him at that time.

My day to fight was to come later. But these youth joined the SPLA primarily because Khartoum authorities and their SAF were violent, raping women and failing to give an iota of service. Khartoum called our ambitions احلام لليقظة day dreams. But look where those dreams have taken Sudan now. Why do you think, now, with the actions of our army in Leer, Yei or Wonduruba, that these communities should love you and your government? As for those lunatics who go out and target innocent people as their form of protest against your government, they got it all wrong, their best bet is in working together with these people they kill to push your government to make South Sudan a better place than it is today.

As a Dinka, I know you’ll not be offended by straight talk, for that’s a Dinka way, speaking truth to power, unless of course, you think presidency cannot be held to the same standards. And oh, I know many people will say that “President is such a nice man and all the bad that’s happening in the country is done by people around him.” You know what, I agree you are a wonderful person, and I know this personally, but I’m sick and tired of that too, are you not the president? Act like one. And as for all the other power thirsty loons in IO, FDs and what have you, don’t think I’m routing for you. The destruction of this country started with you. Take responsibility for you greedy actions, if you mean well for South Sudan. Peace

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  1. I never mentioned anything about “i am a Dinka” or such nonsense. I never even mentioned once something called JCE. if you are going to publish someone’s piece without consulting them, at least try to stick to my exact words.

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  2. Hakim Dario says:

    The news of Salva Kiir’s failure is not news Dr. Jok, you new this all along from many years now. Why now? Let’s not continue to be apologists for Salva Kiir’s failed regime that is now without legitimacy and authority of the people. Why stop short of calling for his resignation to leave office Madut since you acknowledged he failed. How can the country continue to be led by a failed Salva Kiir?

    You acknowledge the corruption of generals, why stop short of acknowledging that Kiir is equally corrupt as the other generals. How can a corrupt and failed Kiir continue to be trusted being head of State and expected to make the government better for the people. That is not a solution Dr. Jok, tell us and tell the people of South Sudan what the solution and alternatives should be to resolve the problem of Salva Kiir’s failure and corruption. Is he going to sell his multi-million dollar property in Nairobi to put the cash back into public services or should stand trial instead for ill-gotten money and abuse of office?

    I thank you any way for admitting even at this late hour, and for bro Moulana Agoyom Musellam thank you for stating it too, you couldn’t have said it any better than this.

    Salva Kiir must be condemned for collapsing the economy of the country and for letting us all down, he is holding our country back from unleashing it’s people’s energy to focus on development. He has imprisoned the whole nation and country, and he should simply resign and leave office. The more Salva Kiir stays in office the more we remain in dark ages and our young people have no hope of unleashing their energies to be utilized in development, in sports, etc because they will be recruited by Kiir and JCE to fight endless wars. We must stop them from doing that and all the young generation should look for new leaders who lead by ideas, who know how to address the nation on their feet and not leaders who are scratching their heads to find what to say.

    Hakim

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  3. Mzee Khot says:

    Dear HAKIM,
    I thank Dr.Jok, but I want you to know that Kiir failure, it’s the responsibility of the citizens to come up with new plan not Dr.Jok alone, with my understanding of his article Dr.Jok is complaining as citizen for our current situation in the country but not representing the Dinka community.so he had mentioned the failure of Kiir then you have the next responsibility to mention the new strategies on what to be done and the discussion will flow until we reach the solution as citizens of our beloved nation. we in South Sudan fail to understand one thing and that why it toke us many years to get independent from Arab. Because we believed that since, the president is from this tribe than that tribe is enjoying the privileges but we fail to take into account that not all Dinka are happy or even supporting how this country is being run but if we all come up as poor citizens regardless of our tribal line, thing could have change long time ago.That why you see Dr.Machar rebellious always failed to succeed from 1991,1997, 2013, because he oriented his supporters base on tribal hatred in which during the day he talk of equality for all but at night he is talking of hatred toward Dinka tribe, i am not a Dinka but i am talking of my experiences from all rebels groups in the country now and before independent of South Sudan. I am now working and travel around Dinka land and if you can sit down with the majority villagers, traders, youths and intellectuals from Dinka community, they are having the same feeling with Dr.Jok. Their view of Kiir leadership is clear and the are not supporting or connected to killing of non Dinka tribes as most of our tribal rebels target them as a way of showing their dissatisfy to Kiir leadership.It will not solve our problems as citizens if we targeted, call them MTN and blaming the whole tribes. Look even in Machar group, there are some Dinka supporting his idea yet the whole Nuer supporters of Machar label hatred on Dinka as the are told by their leader that war is between Nuer and Dinka even with Shiliuk rebel leader do the same things, which to me all these so call rebels leaders are only using wrong strategies to spread the message of change to people and these make the change we want to be fought base on tribe line and this is what keep Kiir strong and exploited the leadership. I interviewed some guys who claim to toke arm against the government last week from Eastern Equatoria but to be sincere what i discovered from these folks are illiteracy, ignorance, poverty and cheap politic master minded by opportunistic guys are all the causes of mess in our country. So my message to all citizens of South Sudan is let fight as one citizen but not blaming or targeting any one because he is coming from president tribe.

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  4. if you failed in your position, don’t accounted on someone. your failure is yours not for others. mentioning the name of others groups and accusing another persons shows that you have zero mind. you have working in the government since five to seven years back but nothing has been seen that you have done and after all you starting blaming . first blame your self before you blame others.
    Not government nor kiir who is failed but you. the government of south Sudan is not for Salva kiir or Dinka and ever for whom you think is successful. it is for all South Sudanese by South Sudanese to South Sudanese.

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  5. Laura Nunu says:

    Dear Dr. Jok Madut Jok,
    It is very unfortunate to know that people of your caliber and capacity do exist in South Sudan but are just waking up to the truth. My sincere question is not different from others who had asked you before: what takes you so long?
    The ship has hit the bottom ground deep under the sea and we are gasping for our last breath Dr. Jok! Maybe, you just wake up because you have been in the top compartment and it is only now that your feet felt the wetness of the drowning ship. The truth is it will take a miracle for South Sudan to be rescued at this point; if at all that rescue exists. May be you would like to join me in prayers for that miracle by dedicating six minutes of your day (3mins on waking up and 3mins on retiring to bed) in case you believe in miracles.
    We knew this might come, but we didn’t expect it this early and this much. Why I am saying this is because history has taught us a lot of lessons but our capacity to learn has proved to be non existing due to the fact that our pride, greed, lust and tribal revenge is deep rooted into the system of our existent. We have tribal left overs that have been passed from generations to generations to the point that our political parties cannot be danced without dressing our tribal kings and queens in high crowns.
    Don’t take me wrong and think I am regretting for a broken ship and a wrong captain, NO. As broken as it was, it was the best ship we could afford and the probably the best captain in town. Irrespective of our bitter history and experiences, we though, since we all knew what it meant to be treated like a second class citizens in our own country, we would over come and rise above it all. Halas, that was a fairy dream of a promise land. Although we have endured so much, and swallowed a lot, the first gun fired in 2013 under the name of a false coup was the reality of confronting our worst nightmares.
    Not only has our ship sunk deep into the sea without rescue plan Dr. Jok, our captain is now only willing to rescue the top compartment in the name of his tribe while challenging his comrades (from other tribes) of their tribal royalty. And for those of us who are unknown and unheard of, irrespective of our tribes, who are in the bottom compartment of the ship, is either left to rotten or only good enough as a stepping-stone to secure a seat in the top compartment ‘in the name of my tribe’.
    Could president Salva Kirr do this alone? Definitely no! Who are the legitimate team now helping the president in this ‘in the name of my tribe’ destiny? The JCE. As a member of JCE, why are you accusing someone who is loyal to you and serving your tribal interest? The real issue, in my opinion, you should be addressing is how the dream of South Sudan was high jacked by Dinka Development Plan (DDP). In your capacity, why did you turn a blind eye to it, just to wake up when the ship has hit the bottom rock? And why is the Jienge people are so important and special that they deserved a place in the government of South Sudan? I am looking forward to hear from you?

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