Juba, South Sudan
June 23, 2020 (RB), The government of South Sudan this week refused and asked the family of late Kerbino Wol to stop requesting for his body. The family asked the government for Wol’s body for proper and decent burial but denied. Despite the family pleaded with the government, Ateny Wek, told the relatives to use to the proper channel.
The philanthropist and business Kerbino Wol Agok were abruptly killed on the 14th of June after he declared rebellion against the government.
According to the SSPDF spokesman, Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, Kerbino was shot and instantly killed after several days of an offensive in Lakes State.
In an interview with Eye Radio on Tuesday, Lazarus Akon, brother, said that,
“The person who had the difference with the government has been killed; he is no more, and we just need the body,”
He says they were told not to ask for the body.
“We were told that the request should be done through the presidency, and when we called the presidency spokesperson, he mentioned to us about something to do with the rules of engagement, and he asked us to stay away and not to ask for the body,” he stressed.
Kerbino’s death has been described by many South Sudanese as shocking and disturbing.