By Ngor Arol Garang
2010, (KHARTOUM) — Honorable Bol Deng Kot was slain by unknown uniformed
men on Wednesday, March 10, resulting in condemnation by authorities and
the citizenry of Biemnon county of the southern state of Unity.
Honorable Bol Deng Kot was a member of parliament in
the regional legislative assembly in Juba, representing Biemnom
constituency as a member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.
During the selection and endorsement process of
official party nominees in January 2010, Hon. Bol Deng Kot’s name never
appeared though reportedly he had been selected by the state electoral
Without the endorsement of the SPLM Political Bureau,
he chose to stand as an independent candidate. But his popularity in the
area compelled SPLM leadership to promise him a parliamentary seat from
among the 40 seats allocated to SPLM after the latest negotiations with
the ruling National Congress Party.
Last Wednesday at 2 a.m., a group of armed men
allegedly entered his accommodation at Jebel Kunjur, west of Juba town,
fired bullets indiscriminately to scare family members and relatives
living in the same compound and forcefully made their way into his room.
According to his wife, five strong armed men in
military uniforms with AKM rifles and pistols wrapped her up and muzzled
her mouth to stop her from making loud noise. "They rushed straight into
our bed and started seeking where my husband was on the bed," she
She said she was forcefully removed from her husband.
"I was removed and thrown away by two men holding my throat and mouth
tightly," she said. "I tried to cry but could not as my throat and mouth
were tightly held by two strong men while three others were wrestling
Then they shot her husband to death.
Others gunmen were said to be outside the house. All
the family members and relatives including the brother of the MP were
confined to their living rooms as they had no guns. The group left and
were never traced as they vanished into the mountains.
The government is quiet about whether it is launching
any investigation procedures. Relatives say they brought Bol Deng Kot’s
body to Bentiu awaiting transportation to his village of birth for