South Sudan’s President has come under another scathing attack for his increasing dependence on magicians. The latest criticism against Salva Kiir comes from the rarest of the sources; the Wife of President’s former Aide-de-camp.
Akuach Gregory accused the president of relying on advice and predictions of Witch Doctors and Magicians to make important state decisions.
In an article published on outline, Miss Gregory said the president reshuffles security officials, and makes crucial government appointments based on the counsel of Magicians, many of those often being foreigners. The latest of the many witchdoctors who have been advising the president is a Sudanese named Sheik Idriss Abdallla, Miss Gregory revealed.
She said the Dafuri Sheik was flown from Khartoum over the weekend and accommodated in a top hotel in the capital Juba at a tremendous state expense. She alleges that the president consulted him on an impending reshuffle in the country’s security sector.
Miss Gregory said Abdalla advised the president to replace the heads of the country’s security sector. It is important to note that some top officers in the country’s security agencies have been at logger heads with the president in the past months and rumors of eminent clashes have filled the air in Juba for days now.
President Kiir was not the only high profile official interested in Abdalla’s super natural powers though, Miss Gregory also alleged that many governments’ officials including the Inspector General of Police General Majak Akech all sought his services.
Miss Gregory decried the president’s increased association with witchdoctors whom she said often misadvise him and lead him to unfairly dismiss loyal officials.
She said her husband Albino Akuei, the long serving personal bodyguard of the president was also unfairly removed based on the advice of yet another witchdoctor a few years ago.
Although he professes the catholic faith, president Kiir often indulgences in practices that contradict the doctrines of the Catholic Church. It is alleged that the president’s compound is filled with traditional diviners from his home region and beyond.
In 2017 the president conducted rituals at the tomb of John Garang, in Juba. It was reported that he did that at the bidding of the witch-doctors who told him that the rites who would end, the nightmares that he was experiencing at the time.