JUBA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The governor of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria State Alfred Futuyo Karaba has asked President Salva Kiir to remove his ally and speaker of the transitional parliament Jemma Nunu Kumba over extrajudicial killings and intention to create a new country.
The later dated August 31, 2023, and copied to the First Vice President Riek Machar, VP Taban Deng, Speaker Kumba, the UN agencies and the International Criminal Court (ICC) claimed that Speaker Kumba has been involved in criminal activities including the killing of children in 2009.
“This can be traced back to 2008 when Hon. Jemma Nunu was appointed as Governor of Western Equatoria State and she initiated a tribal downsizing of civil servants from Maridi and Mundri counties, adversely affecting the Baka and Muro ethnic groups to this day,” he said.
“Hon. Jemma Nunu killed ongoing school children of Nakpangau Primar School in 2009. These school children had participated in several events during the celebration of the CPA, and they deserved to be paid but when these school children sought their promised payments, Jemma ordered the military to shoot and kill them,” he added.
He charged that the Kumba’s intentions are aimed at establishing a new state along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic and that she was involved in a massacre that he said took place in 2021.
“In 2021, Rt. Hon. Jemma Nunu Kumba initiated a massacre project in Tambura between Azande and Balanda, resulting in many casualties and the displacement of thousands of women and children,” the governor said in the document.
“Nunu mobilized the Avungara clan in Tambura, providing them with ammunition and funds to start the war. Several investigation committees sent to Tambura consistently report the same findings.
“In 2023, Rt. Hon. Nunu initiated inter-border warfare along the borders of South Sudan, CAR, and DRC and formed a rebel group called Community Patriotic Front (CPF) in South Sudan and Ani Kpi Gbe in CAR and DRC. Nunu has mobilized young people from DRC, CAR, and South Sudan, where this conflict started,” he added.
The speaker has not yet reacted to the statements and an attempt by Sudans Post to contact her rang unsewered.