Why Nyang town in Yirol is made a burial ground?

Posted: September 28, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Commentary, Contributing Writers, Junub Sudan, Opinion Articles, Opinion Writers

By Paulino Deng Bullen, Yirol town, South Sudan


South Sudan must be weaned off war

September 28, 2017 (SSB) — Of late years, it is true; that predatorily and cannibalization acts of kuanythi, Nam, in particular, has been well-known across the villages of Yirol Eastern parts. Recently in September 2017, as it was said that “what goes round comes round”, their executive Chief in the respected names of Kuer Dhuor Kuer was forced to leave the world behind.

The unexpected news of killing the ex-chief has startled the whole state and its neighbouring states and is condemned in strongest terms possible as an abominable and horrific act regardless of the murderer side claiming to avenge their beloved son who was killed in cold blood in 2013 by Kuanythii.

Kunaythii being branded as “liars” in the area have dung themselves a good bottomless pit they would fall in at any time from today. They’ve worsened the situation by behaving as if the county belongs to them, decided to bury the deceased in the middle of Nyang town especially in somebody’s place. This was done in the present of unable governor Bor Philip Wutchok and the county commissioner, Makuac John Rong.

Kuanythi rampaged indignantly through the territory of Kuanydit in which most barbarous and outrageous cruelties were committed, such as looting cows, goats, groundnuts, utensils, mattresses, and the worst of all, setting fire to houses in the watch of soldiers and their commanding officers. Perhaps they assumed that taking those things away will compensate their boss but they are surely lying.

In fact, this’s not new since Kuanythi has long been renowned for their looting habits. They’ve been looting. Their political dacoits, Mabor Achol Kuer like fighting and hatred beyond description and the whole Kuanythii has been using him to ward off the fierce attack from other societies.

It’s his powerful decision that made them bury the dead person in Mayor Chien Magok location in the pretext of their usual looting. This’s a gross mistake. It has to be concluded that the whole of Kuanythi is totally lacking sagacious people who could simply come up with a convenient rationalization between the tradeoffs.

To bury the dead in the town has nothing to do with peace if people work towards future peace. This event threw into great confusion and panics the whole state and at some few glances and real observations from the public and laypersons, there will be fighting.  What if they kill one person from Kuanydit later, should that person/those people be burying in Nyang, particularly in somebody plot? Why does particular clan turn up the place that composes of multitudinous clans as their burial ground?

Fighting is always a curse unless it is waged to advance the justice and assure more worthy peace and quietness. But in here, if scrutinized properly, the likes of Mabor Achol Kuer will use it as the force behind their campaign to be appointed into gubernatorial position. If not, a stopover was to put in place by put the ex-chief under the ground at his own place so that conflict will not continue.

At the beginning of the hostilities, a majority of the people had an erroneous idea that one society would soon be able to crush the other; but they overlooked the fact that in our day, it is the power of operating Kalashnikov together with the perfected organization of warfare that grasps the inside of victory. Kuanythi as the foolish majority in the area doesn’t know that. The thought anger would chase people. Thousands of sheep including hundreds of calves could do nothing against a ferocious tiger.

Far back in the past, beyond that shadowy line where legend and history blend, the story of Kuanythi and Kuanydit has been one of almost continual fighting although they could have some few break off years without clashes and the causalities and defeats has been incurred, but Kuanythi clan was all along been unable to conceded their defeats. Are we arriving today in the area or have we all been here?

I conclude by saying that a state of perpetual anarchy seemed to prevail when of course a single community is allowed to do things at their own will.

Yirol East Kuanydit Vs Kuanythi—a deadly fighting will erupt out soonest if measures are not taken against culprits.

The author is a South Sudanese National from Eastern Lakes State. He holds Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Witwatersrand University. Currently working for people welfare at Humanitarian Aids INGO and is reachable at dengbullen@gmail.com

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