Committee formed to investigate killing of three civilians in Kajo-Keji

Authority in Central Equatoria state has formed a committee to investigate the killing of three civilians last week in Kajo-Keji county.

The committee is headed by Maj. Gen. Abednego Akol, a state’s security council senior member.

On Friday, soldiers linked to South Sudan People Defense Force (SSPDF) allegedly shot and killed three civilians  in the area.

The state minister of cabinet affairs, Hon. Wayi Godwill Edward said the state government condemned the act. He said the suspects are being apprehended and are now in military custody.

Mr. Wayi said the government had formed a fact-finding committee to find out the incident’s root cause. “The suspects are being apprehended, and {they} are in custody undergoing investigation.

The security committee at the state level is being formed, headed by Maj. Gen. Abednego Akol and this committee is expected to be in Kajokeji any time soon to help us as the state obtain credible information about the incident.” said Wayi

The state calls on the citizens in kajokeji to be calm and allow the government to serve justice.

“We call for calm among our people in Kajokeji, and we ask them to give a chance to the government to take all that it takes so that justice is done to the people who have lost their dear ones {through} the administrative measures that are being put in place by the government to ensure that calm return to Kajokeji,” Godwill said

He said the committee would be sent to the ground as soon as they are given the term of reference and directives to execute their roles.

Minister of finance, planning, and investment Hon. Wani Tom Sebit assures the citizens that justice will be served and urges the public members to lay down their emotions as the law occurs.

“You continue to follow. The assurance is that there will be justice. Don’t think that someone can commit a crime of that nature and can go unpunished. Even in state of anarchy, this is not allowed, but at least we have the law. Based on the laws that we have, there will be justice.” Wani said.

The SSPDF spokesperson Brig Gen. Lul Ruai Koang said is not ready to comment on the allegation levelled against soldiers in Kajo-Keji.