Jonglei state governor & deputy disagree over dress code enforcement in Bor
The Governor of Jonglei State and his deputy disagree over dress code enforcement in Bor.
Young girls and women have recently accused joint operations chief Brigadier General Ajak Ayuen of harassing and bullying them over “indecent dressing” in Bor Town.
The security officers stop young girls and women and order them to remove inappropriate items.
Women are often made to sit on the ground while obscene clothing is removed and thrown away or burned.
The public’s condemnation of the uncouth, uncivilized, and barbarous deeds has enraged many on social media.
Governor Denay told Africa54 on a recent trip to America that he did not order ladies and young girls to be harassed and intimidated.
He halted the operation and ordered an inquiry into the policemen involved, who should be held responsible and punished.
“I didn’t issue those commands. When I learned what was going on, I quickly phoned those responsible and it was stopped,” Governor Denay told Africa54 on Monday.
“An investigation will be begun to hold those police accountable.”
Contrary to the governor’s allegation, Antipas Nyok Kucha, the state’s deputy governor, claims the whole administration is aware of the crackdown.
“He [Governor Denay] knows. “The security committee is led by the governor, but if he is not there, it is chaired by myself,” Jonglei state deputy governor told Eye Radio.
“The governor is aware of everything. True, he is unaware of the incidence, but he is aware of the crackdown.”
Last Monday, an MP from Jonglei State’s Twic East County demanded that Brigadier General Ajak Ayuen, director of joint operations in Bor, be investigated for reportedly harassing women over a clothing code.