Juba, August 19, 2019 (SSNA) — A United Nations expert on South Sudan said South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, is simply being used to prolong the civil war, not the resolve the crisis.
Klem Ryan, an expert at the UN panel of experts on South Sudan, wrote a tweet on Sunday, describing Salva Kiir as “useful idiot.” Ryan explained in the Tweet that Kiir is being used by some East African leaders as a source of a private monetary source. The UN expert didn’t name countries by names.
The accusation came less than a day after Kiir attended an event in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum.
On Monday, Klem Ryan repeated his attack on the South Sudanese leader. Ryan says in today’s Tweet that leaders are respected for what they do not the position they hold. The UN official later asserted that Kiir didn’t lead by example and that the leader of the young nation simply overseen the death of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese and looting of South Sudan’s resources.
Many South Sudanese prominent opinion writers seem to support Klem Ryan.
“Klem Ryan, one of United Nations panel of experts who yesterday labeled Salva Kiir as “useful idiot” and who also today described him as a thief who overseen and orchestrated the killing of hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese is right. Kiir is an idiot, murderer, tribalist, and looter,” Duop Chak Wuol, the editor-in-chief of the South Sudan News Agency (SSNA) wrote on his Facebook wall on Monday.
“Hang yourself if your mind is incapable of identifying this irrefutable fact. Salva Kiir is a madman who–in his twisted mind, believes that South Sudan is his property. Sooner or later, he will be a part of unwanted history in South Sudan,” Duop added.
The South Sudanese President has on numerous occasions been accused by UN and many human rights groups of looting the nation’s national coffers, killing civilians and critics, bribing some East African leaders, and acting against the peace.