Tuesday December 12, 2017

Nyandeng Malek: I was never a sympathiser of Dr Riek Machar

Unity Sate’s Governor Taban Deng Gai and Warrap State’s Governor Nyandeng Malek in Kuajok, June 19.© The Niles
Bith Jonathan


WARRAP – the governor of Warrap State, Hon Nyandeng Malek Deliech, has come out swinging at “repugnant” claims by her opponents of still trying to sympathise with the former Vice President of the Republic, Dr Riek Machar, calling the claims as childish and uncalled for when the nation is dealing with a dangerous rebellion.

Nyandeng in her return from a maternity leave said that the focus should be about bringing peace to the nation direly in need of it and not trying to score cheap political points.

“On my return, I came to know that there are people trying to confuse the people of Warrap and engage in fabricating stories that I’m a Riek Machar sympathiser. These people have no interest in the peaceful coexistence of the people of Warrap. I’m not a sympathiser of Riek Machar who caused this severe suffering of our people and will never be one. My priority is to make sure that development takes place in Warrap and people go about their lives as normal. Riek Machar made a coup and I don’t sympathise with coup d’état plotters that undermine the sovereignty of this country” – Nayndeng said.

Malek was on maternal leave that kept her off the work for almost over a month in Nairobi, Kenya. Her return became a frosty one with some quarter of youths accusing her of neglecting a new baby and not doing enough maternally and instead jumped into work.

“Our tradition allows a woman to nurture a baby for at least 6 months before resuming duties. Governor Nyandeng should have not been allowed to start work straight away because the baby is too small and needs breastfeeding and all the cares needed. But no one seems to care but what if this child die tomorrow? Nyandeng needs to differentiate life and wealth” , Deng Jur, one of the protesters of the governor said.

Bith Jonathan

Bith Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and columnist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media and journalism from the prestigious kenyan school of mass media.

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