Mother of slain Kajo-Keji boys commits suicide

By Adia Jildo

A woman in Kiri Boma of Kajo-Keji County has allegedly committed suicide in a bizarre incident that has left residents baffled.

The woman, Susan Basa Wani, is the mother of two slain boys allegedly murdered by SSPDF soldiers in May this year.

Neighbours reportedly found her unconscious in her compound early Sunday morning. Sources within the area insinuated she died after consuming some toxic pesticide.

Silva Yamba Lominsuk, Justine Lisok Lominsuk and Taka Igga Wani were allegedly shot dead by the SSPDF soldiers on the evening of 26th May this year.

The killing of the three boys sparked public outcry. It was reportedly triggered by an incident that involved the death of an SSPDF soldier whose body they allegedly discovered dangling from a tree in Kiri Boma of Kajo-Keji County.

Central Equatoria State’s Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony formed a fact-finding committee to dig out the case that led to the killing of the boys.

However since then residents say, no justice has been served to their family members.

Julius Moyi a youth leader in Kajo-Keji County said the woman had been depressed since the death of her children.

“On Sunday evening she (Susan Basa) was taken to the hospital in Kangai but the condition was not good. This morning, it was informed that she passed away,” said the youth leader.

“No one has been helping her and no counseling has been given to her. She was traumatized. The woman was too stressed ever since she lost her children. She resorted to alcoholism” Julius said.

Ezra Yamba, an uncle to the deceased said she had been going through a lot of depression since the death of her children.

 “We got information that she had taken poison, which led to her death,” Ezra said.

Derick Derickson; the Spokesperson of the Governor of Central Equatoria, said the leadership is yet to decide on how best justice can be served to the family of the slain brothers.

“The leadership was briefed from the findings. The governor has already put some pressure for the justice to be served to the family,” he said.

Derick refuted rumors on social media on the investigations saying, “For justice to prevail, it is a process. It cannot come immediately. The leadership is now engaging the top military justice on how this issue can be expedited”.

Severino Andruga, the State Information Minister, however said findings on the murder of the three young men have not been tabled before the Council of Ministers, Central Equatoria.

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