Makoi Majak, a young man from South Sudan but based in Kenya has termed the South Sudan’s government push to have the general elections held early in 2018 as a deliberate move to “extend the misery” to the people and asked regional authorities to intervene and help the youngest nation in the world.
The law student from Jomo Kenyatta University hit out at the Juba government, saying it has “nothing to offer” the people of South Sudan and asked Kenyans to hear the wailing and suffering of South Sudanese.
He said pressure from regional authorities, especially Kenya, would thwart President Kiir from seeking a new term at the expense of their people. ”We are staring at a possible extension of misery on the people of South Sudan. If president Kiir and his friends are allowed to conduct elections, the people will not achieve a realistic peace,” Majak said
The South Sudanese government has vowed, despite the ongoing civil war in the nation, to hold general elections in early 2018, against UNs warning that such elections would be catastrophic.
The vocal and vibrant youth said he is already lobbying for sanctions against politicians fanning conflict and discord in the country.
“I have spoken with Hon. Ethuro and I am also appealing to all of you to consider the South Sudanese people. You have the power to freeze their assets. We are working on a petition which will soon reach your building. But I and my countrymen know that it will only succeed through your support.” He added.
”Kenya helped midwife our promising country, we are saddened that you have taken a backseat while the liberators turned-oppressors are crippling our hope,” he said.