JUBA — South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has met children of late Dr. Gabriel Thor Koryom who died following a deadly accident along the Juba-Nimule highway that took away the life of at least 12 family members.
This is after the president earlier this month pledged to contribute $50,000 to the education of the children after the deadly accident.
“His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic, met with the three children of late Gabriel Thor Koryom who survived the heartbreaking tragic road accident on Juba-Nimule Road that claimed the life of Gabriel Thor Koryom with his two wives and nine children,” the presidency said in a statement this evening.
“H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit gave the children emotional and material support as he mourns the tragedy that has befallen the family of late Gabriel Thor Koryom and the entire Mayom community,” the statement added.
The statement quoted president Kiir as saying that he expressed “his deep sympathies to the family of the late and called for solidarity to raise the children of the late Gabriel Thor Koryom. The President prays that God protects the children and they will grow up to become successful people in the future.”