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NAIROBI - 12 Mar 2023

South Sudan's former IGP Achuil Tito dies in Kenya

South Sudan's former Inspector General of the National Police Service, Lt. General Achuil Tito Madut, has died after a long fight against lung cancer, the family confirmed.

Lual Achuil, son of the late General, said his father passed on this morning in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

“It is true that he passed away this morning in Nairobi; he has been sick. He was diagnosed with cancer,” Lual told Radio Tamazuj on Sunday.

Lual revealed that plans are underway to fly his body to Juba.

“We are planning to bring the body on Tuesday, and probably, the body will be forwarded to Kuajok on Wednesday for burial,” he said.

William Wol Mayom Bol, Warrap state Information minister, where the late hailed from, also confirmed his death.

“Yes, we also got it on the social media platform that General Achuil Malondit passed on this morning in Nairobi hospital,” Bol confirmed.

“It is a great shock and a great loss to the people of Warrap state, people of Bahr el Ghazal, and people of South Sudan in general because General Tito Achuil was an icon, a reformer of police national South Sudan service and also an elder who had worked for the liberation and independence of South Sudan,” Wol said.

General Tito Achuil hailed from Warrap state's Kwac community.