Committee set up to investigate Shirikat killing has been sworn in before president Kiir.

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Sunday June 7, 2020

Juba- the committee that was set the 4th of June by president Salva kiir Mayardit as a result of the killing that happened in Shirikat on the 3rd of June 2020 is tasked to dig deeper and thoroughly investigate so that a full understanding of what had happened is understood well.

The committee is made of seven persons, the security chiefs from South Sudan people’s defense forces(SSPDF) , Military intelligence, National security and South Sudan national police service. The members of the committee were officially sworn in today by chief Justice Chan Reech before the president of the Republic.

The committee is mandated and tasked to carry out a full investigation on how the Shirikat incident came about and to find out those who may have backed up the criminal act that resulted to the loss of lives and properties.

Seven people were confirmed dead including Lual Marine who was said to be the step son of president Kiir in. Shirikat shooting.

President Kiir in his remark Said, the committee must investigate and dig deeper to find out exactly the circumstances surrounding the shooting in Shirikat. He further said, those that will be found guilty must be brought to book and this will serve as an example to people of South Sudan.

Late Lt Col Lual Marine was accused by the community members from Bor of land grabbing, the problem started over a small piece of land around the cemetery in Gumbo in which the late Lual said the land belonged to him. Lual was beaten and later on succumbed to death after he was seriously beaten on the head.

Bor Youth took the streets in Shirikat calling for justice with placards calling President Kiir to step down,. The protest was also organized in Bor Town of Jonglei and Twic East calling for justice.

In separate development, president Kiir set up a fact finding committee to investigate what he said, people of Bor were accused to have attacked the people of Bahr Al Gazal staying in Bor- Jonglei state. The committee will. Report back if there is any loss of live of property during the protest.

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