Sunday December 10, 2017

PETER GAI MANYUON: Marial Benjamin, A Political orphan in Nuer Society!

Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin is one of South Sudanese politician, whose originality is from Wuror County in Jonglei State, after he was segregated/ criticized by Hon. Paul Mayom Akech in Lakes State due to his political ambition of becoming a Governor of Lakes State. He was left stranded until Lou-Nuer called him back and gave him an Mp position without much campaign because Lou-Nuer of Wuror County agreed to offer the position to him due to recognition of his late Father who was known in Lou- Nuer sub-clan and in entire Nuer respectively.

Before going further, I would like to bring in to your attention about “Political orphan in Nuer Society” called Marial Benjamin who has been lobbying in different Countries, internationally, Regionally denying the massacre of the Nuer civil Population that happened on the 16th, 17th and 18th of December 2013.

He is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the Cabinet of South Sudan. He was appointed to that position on 27 July 2013. After the eruption of South Sudan conflict, when Nuer were massacre in Juba by his uncles (he) Marial when on Media and begin lobbying for deployment of Uganda troops, Kenyan Troops, M27 soldiers, Sudan Rebels like JEM and Egyptian with Machine guns that have killed his own Nuer Tribe and as well he went ahead in lobbying for the existence of the current government of Salva Kiir Mayardit where he is always being called (Gatnyankaai in Dinka language) mean, son of my Sister.

He has held various positions in the Cabinet of South Sudan since independence in 2005. He was information Minister from 2010 to 2013.

Dr. Benjamin has professional training in medicine and diplomacy. He studied Premedical Sciences at the University of Khartoum in 1965 and graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cairo in 1970. He studied Hygiene and Tropical medicine in the school of Tropical Medicine, London in 1983. At the Centre for African Reconnaissance (CARS), University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria South Africa in 2005, he studied Diplomacy and International Relations.

It is widely understood by all intellectuals of the Nuer Society globally that Marial Bajemin whose Mother is a Dinka from Lakes state, has killed Nuer civil population through his speeches, comments since the crisis of South Sudan emerged. He has been well quoted in different channels of communication internationally and regionally about his hatred of Nuer society to exist in the Republic of South Sudan. Where will Marial Benjamin go after the crisis of South Sudan? Will people of Wuror County give votes to the person who killed their own, mothers, fathers, children in Juba? Will Marial go back to his uncles in Lakes state or go for exile in different part of the world after peace talk?

Absolutely, a person like Marial Benjamin has got no future at all in the Nuer Society at large due to the fact that, his diplomatic missions have been on the abuses of Nuer community globally. Most of the people in the world, have understood Nuer community in different context based on the different assumptions and allegations put against them by Marial Benjamin.

Peter Gai Manyuon

The author is an Independent Veteran Journalist who has written extensively on the issues of Democratization and Human Rights in South Sudan. He is now reachable on or OR Skype: Gai.Manyuon

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  • Liel-e

    I thought Peter Gai Manyuon knows ethics of journalism, neutrality in reporting is necessary. I hope St. Lawrence University of Uganda never gave you half-baked Mass Communication Degree if not a forged one. “Gatnyankaai” is a mixture of Nuer and Dinka Language phrases, it is not a Dinka language as you put it. a Dinka would say “Wen-nyankai”.
    There is one thing you should know Mr. Gai Manyuon, tribalism is not a practice of learned people as you still think Marial Benjamin would be, I am saying this in relations to the context of your article. Marial Benjamin is not representing Nuer but the whole nation which is comprised of 64 tribes, he can’t be bias (as you want him to be) just because he is a Nuer. The war has taken lives of different tribes not only Nuer. Indeed, if many people are perceiving Nuer to be bad then count me among those who think that way because you sound like a typical Nuer than being a professional journalist. I have to say that you are too cultural and need to wake up because this is 21st Century. Therefore, take this comment of mine as advice to adjust yourself in future. NB: I am among those who have a hope that Marial Benjamin or Majak Agoot will one day rule this nation given their intellectuality in addressing national issues. Don’t quote me wrong, you can observe the qualities of a good leader in how they tackle provocative situations with reasonable resilience. Wake up brother Gai Manyuon!!!

  • marianyawargakdaneil kok nhial

    i thought maria nyawargak ethics of journalism neutrality in reporting is necessary iam stiil in lower class iam hot in

  • marianyawargakdaneil kok nhial

    why the salva kiir can not go when they people are dieing here in south sudan
    when did they go there ym bro tell me
    who is that person has been dead there in kakum comp now

  • marianyawargakdaneil kok nhial

    iwill injoy it becues iam south girl is my country when people are playing in side ican called God who

  • johny

    Point of correction Lieltöö not gatnyankaai say ween de nyakaai!!

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