Priest kidnapped, tortured and killed in Yei South Sudan by security forces

South Sudan’s calls for National Prayers ended up with a new disaster after a Priest was found dead on Juba-Yei road. Reverend Simon Kwajie who was the main Priest in All Saints and Martyrs church was kidnapped on the 5th March by security forces described by witnesses as speaking Dinka language after telling him they just wanted to talk to him about something.


Reports from news source Nyamilepedia from Yei, indicate that government soldiers loyal to President Salva kiir kidnapped the Priest from Yei town then tortured him to death and dumped his body on Juba-Yei road.

This came just two days after a National prayers Day was held in Juba attended by President Silva Kiir himself and called for repentance and forgiveness.

Rev Kwajie’s body had a lot of bruises incating he was badly tortured before he was killed and dumped by the security forces on the Juba-Yei road where he was found by passersby civilians.

 Rev Simon Kwajie’s torture and murder has sent shockwaves across Yei and South Sudan in general just two days after President Kiir pleaded for forgiveness and repentance saying it was time for South Sudanese to make peace.

“I humbly repent and ask for your loving mercy and forgiveness.”  President Kiir said during the National day of prayers taking many by surprise.

However the Catholic Archbishop of South Sudan Bishop Paulino Lokudu had warned President Silva Kiir that his prayers was a dangerous prayer if he could not be able to fulfill what he said after he repent.

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