Juba, November 3, 2016 (SSNA) — The Spokesman for the leadership of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-In Opposition James Gatdet Dak has been handed over to South Sudan’s government after he was kidnapped at his house by Kenyan police and currently being tortured in a Juba jail, a government source familiar with events surrounding the deportation of top rebel Spokesperson has told the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) Thursday.
The source confirmed to the SSNA that Nairobi did in fact gave Mr. Dak to Juba and that he is now being tortured, adding that South Sudanese government could kill the rebel spokesman.
“They handed over Gatdet to South Sudan. He is under serious torture as we speak. He is under serious situation…very bad and I think they will kill him,” the source said.
Reasons behind his kidnapping are unclear.
However, Dak was mysteriously picked up at his residence by Kenyan police Wednesday hours after he posted a statement on his Facebook profile supporting UN decision to fire Kenyan General who was the chief of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The UN accused the dismissed General of failing to carry out his duties when South Sudanese government soldiers attacked UN personnel and killed civilians in July.
Our source also said some reports in Juba suggest that ‘dirty money’ has been used by Juba to get James Gatdet in an attempt to humiliate rebel leader Dr. Riek Machar.