April 22, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Chairman of the Gajaak community in Nairobi, Kenya
Lul Kir Deng has disowned a group of young people who posed on social media as legitimate leaders of the Gajaak Community.
In response to a statement issued on Tuesday, the community leaders expressed their dismay at the letter bearing no official stamp and urged members of the public to remain calm and take no heed of the statement written by the group.
Official response to the purported Gajaak community condemnation letter on Hon. Dak Duop Bichiok
“In regards to the aforementioned subject, the mandated office of Gaajaak Community Association in Kenya, has on the evening of the 21″ day of April 2020, learned with dismay the purported letter written by a group of Gaajaak Community in Nairobi condemning the defection of Hon. Dak Duop Bichiok who on the 16h day of April 2020 pledged his allegiance to the SPLM-IG.
The Chairman of the community association clarified that the individuals who met on Tuesday do not represent their community leadership and have no connection whatsoever.
“The office of the chairman of Gaajaak Community in Kenya would therefore like to vividly make it known to the public that the group which met on April 21, 2020 – is not in any way the official leaders and therefore.”
The office of the Chairman noted that the persons listed below are the current recognized leaders of the communities.
The Chairman of Gaajaak Community is still Lul Kir Deng and NOT Okuor Khoat Gach as purported.
The Chairman of CODA is also Lul Kir Deng and NOT Chuol Deng Mat
The Chairman of WADU Community is Pur Deng Pur and NOT Wutnyang Gatluak Muthiang
The Chairman of Nyayan Community is John Luke Kunen and NOT David Nhial Kuon
The BUDA and RUDA Communities in Kenya have been without leaders or official boards in place all this time.
The Chairman of Mathiang Community, Samuel Buony Puk is the ONLY legitimate person Gaajaak Community recognizes.
The statement indicated that those who pledged their loyalty to Hon. Dak Duop joined the government on an individual basis.
“The team that defected in Nairobi-Kenya and welcomed the decision taken by Hon. Dak Duop Bichiok did NOT in any way state in their letter that the WHOLE Gaajaak Community in Nairobi defected. The team defected as individuals and therefore their defection has NOTHING to do the Community.”
“Without further ado, the office of the chairman therefore condemns in the strongest terms COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IN possible the purported letter written by a group of Gaajaak Community members who assigned themselves titles randomly during their meeting.”