South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has made a small reshuffle in the coalition government and ousted the Governor of Lakes State and the Supervisor of the Reweng Administrative Region.
President Kiir sacked the Lakes State leader by presidential decree Tuesday evening Makur Kulang and replaced him with General Riiny Tueny Mabor, who was in charge of military intelligence.
Generation Mabor was replaced by Lieutenant General Marshal Stephen, chief of operations of the South Sudanese People’s Defense Forces.
The president also suspended the Reweng boss William Chol and appointed Peter Dau in his place.
The dismissed governor had been nominated by the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, the party of Mr. Kiir.
The South Sudanese leader named did not give reasons for the changes, just cited the constitutional powers of the president.
However, the Lakes State has murders related experienced at gunpoint. Recent incidents included the shooting of a Catholic priest two months ago, which the president condemned.