Kiir sends scores of police generals into retirement
South Sudan President Salva Kiir last week signed an order to send top police generals into retirement.
The decision comes weeks after President Kiir criticized the work of the police during a three-day police leadership conference in Juba.
Brig. General Daniel Justin Boula, Spokesman of South Sudan’s Police Service, confirmed to Radio Tamazuj that his ministry has already sent 7 Lieutenant Generals, 29 Major Generals, and one Brigadier General into retirement on Monday.
Justin said the decision was in line with resolutions of the recent police leadership conference in Juba.
“This is a normal procedure in the organized forces. Sometimes you reach a stage where you go for retirement,” he said
Another senior lieutenant general confirmed that he was served with a letter of retirement on Tuesday and was asked to hand over the keys of his office to the ministry.
The police general set home are LG. Francis Marial Abur, Lt. Gen. Joseph Ladu Laku, Moses Majok Adol, Lt. Akot Deng Akot, Lt. Gen. Mayom Deng Biar, Lt. Gen. Dau Maluk Akech and Lt. Domenic Malek Agar.
Also on the list are Maj. Gen. Thokul Ayom Deng, Maj. Gen. Chol Thoc Chol, Maj. Gen. Azhari Fadalmulah Ayii, Maj. Gen. Samuel Deng Agok, Maj. Gen. Aguer Ajak Mabior, Maj. Gen. Doyak Chuol Dhol, Maj. Gen. Wilson Sebit Apolo, Maj. Gen. Joseph Mading Ajing, Maj. Siomn Majur Pabek and Maj. Gen. John Benansio Wani.
The other generals are Maj. Gen. Aneria Martin Hasen, Akech Magot Lual, Maj. Gen. Deng Akachak Jok, Maj. Gen. Gai Manyang Dot, Maj. Gen. James Bol Nyok, Maj. Gen. William Chuol Piok, Maj. Gen. Deng Malual Mabuor, Maj. Gen. Majok Dut Ajak, Maj. Gen. John Mayen Agew, Maj. Gen. Chuol Chiman Garang, Maj. Gen. Mareng Deng Akuei, Maj. Gen. Alexander Deng Kuer Aguer, Maj. Gen. Mawien Makuach Kur, Maj. Gen. Lual Wal Lual Kur, Maj. Gen. Richard Aban Diing, Maj. Gen. Luka Deng Kuol, Maj. Gen. Samuel Jabura Ladu, Maj Gen. Likidi Moi Ligdura and Maj. Gen. Lual Lual Duop.
The list also includes Brigadier Peter Ngech OPiu.