Arop Kumbai Explains The Deal Behind His Assault Injuries, Appeals For Peace!

AN APPEAL TO CALM DOWN MY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY, MY FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS :
It has come to my attention that the attack on me by some individuals within my community (Agar) has caused a lot of tension, which is not healthy for our unity.

First of all, my appreciation goes to all those who stand with me at this time of crisis. I am well now and there should be no cause of an alarm.
For this reason, I would like to take this little opportunity by writing this message to all my people of Agar(WLS),especially, my family, relatives and friends to explain to them what happened to me exactly, reasons beyond it and also to appeal to them to remain calm and in unity as people of one community.
To begin with, the incident occurred following the statement that I made on 15that’s of September 2018 at millennium chambers Entebbe Road in Kampala Uganda during the RUMYU meeting.

The statement I made was intended to clarify something that was misunderstood concerning all the statements we always make against Governor and the government of Western Lakes on social media .
The statement that I made was that we members of Agar Pakam community are not happy with the Western Lakes State authority. This statement was made against all the people in authority in Western Lakes including our sons and daughters from Agar Pakam community working in that government.
I further stated that in case of any comments we make against the Western Lakes State government ,should not be taken to mean that we are against the governor personality, his family ,relatives or friend rather we always make comments on understandung that he is our leader .and because of that we have all rights that citizens In normal democratic country have to challenge any unfair government policies.
As it can be understood from the explanation I have given above, it was the reason that I made the statement that we the members of Agar Pakam community in Western Lakes State are not happy with the brutal approach the Government of Western Lakes has adopted as a state policy towards our people.

In addition, I added based on the above understanding while appealing to general public especially, the family of our governor, his relatives and friends that in case they come across our writings or comments on social media which they don’t like, they should understand that we are not against the governor personally, his relatives, family and friends but we are only against his bad polices.
As I understand, the wrongs of a leader should not be visited on his family, relatives and friends unless they have clearly been involved in the government policies though they are not employed in the government.
However, the fact is that I have not seen the family the governor being involved in the government of Western Lakes.

It was the above statement that was ringing in my mind and explained the rationale for making the statement that caused attack on me on 22 September 2018 As explain below.

Two days after the meeting ,I received the information of planed attack from credible source which was later confirmed when RUMYU leadership called and informed me that there was a problem between me and Chut Aperer chut and his group.

The RUMYU leadership further informed me that they had talked with Chut Aperer on behalf of his group and Chut Aperer gave them a go ahead to call the meeting in order to resolve the matter amicably or peacefully as a community.

The RUMYU leadership after that called me again and told me that I should attend the meeting that was scheduled to take place on 22nd September 2018 which was yesterday. They also told me that our elder brother Thon Manyuon Konybai was also invited to come in order to chair the meeting that would have resulted into the resolution of the conflict in question.

After that assurance coupled with my personal interest to see that the conflict is resolved peacefully to preserve the unity of our community, I accepted the invitation.

I came a long with my young cousin Wol Kom Deng to attend meeting as I was informed. Upon the arrival at the venue, I went straight to sit close to the counter and Wol Kom went to play the Pool at pool table with some of the Ugandans that we found at the venue playing the pool.

At the same time, the RUMYU leaderhisp was also seated at a table arranged for them on which they were supposed to conduct the meeting.

Before I went to sit down as I have already pointed out, I greeted the members of RUMYU leadership by checking their hands one by one.
Shortly after that Chut Aperer came to the venue though I took his coming for granted on the ground that he was coming purposely for the discussion to resolve the conflict.

Chut went straight to the table where RUMYU leadership was seated and sat there in the presence of Makuei Beny chuar who was not part of RUMYU leadership but he was there as a concern member of our community to take part in discussion in order to find a sultion between me and Chut Aperer and others.

After some minutes as he was sitting there, a group of five individuals who are also Chut’s relatives came and attacked me without wasting any time.

For the sake of clarity, the names of those five individuals besides Chut Aperer who attacked me are: Makurnyang Maker, ,Lil Kon, Dok Mathou, Deng Beny Chuar and other person whose name I will disclose later after ascertaining his full identity.

They all came upon me catching me unaware of pending attack. As they were attacking me, I tried to release myself from them since members of RUMYU leadership were a distance away from where I was being attacked .

It was in the process of strugling to release myself from them while they were attacking me that was when they injured me by heating me in the head, shoulder with some kind of metal.

This explains the wounds in my head and my shoulder as you saw on social media. Apart from those wounds ,some of them boxed me everywhere they could access on my body.

After that scuffle, the RUMYU leadership plus my young cousin Wol and other neutral individuals who were present intervened and seperated us though there intervention did not stop Chut and his group from inflicting injuries on me as already stated above.

After RUMYU leadership and others managed to separate us and brought fight under control, the attackers left the scene. They also left the scene since they sas me bleeding seriously .
It was after that our elder brother Thon Manyuon Konybai arrived at the scene who advised RUMYU, my Cousin Wol with my consent to take me to the nearest clinic or hospital where I should get medication.
I was then taken to Malcom clinic at Kibuye along Enbeebe in Kampala,where I’m still currently being treated though I come from my residence for medication that the doctors said to last for three days .

The additional information is that the case has been registered with the Ugandan police since there is intention that Chut and his group should be prosecuted in the court of law of Uganda .Though they are still at large, They will be tracked down and arrested to face the law .
The above is the summary of what transpired that led to the attack on me.

Before I conclude, I would like to dispute the explanation being given on social media that the root cause of the present attack on me was due to my personal conflict with Mr. Chut Aparer that dated back to 2016.
Some people have also commented that Chut Aparer and I quarreled because of the Union politics. All those versions put forward to explain the present conflict are baseless for the following reasons:
Firstly, if it was because of my previous misunderstanding with Chut, he would have attacked me alone before the present conflict or after this conflict where we would have sorted it out on man to man basis.
Secondly, if it were misunderstanding between him and me, why should other five members who are his relatives and also staying at home with him attack me yet they didn’t have any grudge with mCe previously.
Thirdly, why dId Chut and others who were involved in attacking me organize the meeting before attacking me instead of him just coming to me alone without organizing the meeting first? This means that the root cause of the present attack was beyond the misunderstanding between Chut and me and all those explanations do not identify the reason for the attack, which personally I take the attack to have it’s roots in the statement that I made as explained above.
To conclude, I would like to strongly appeal to all the people who are interested in this conflict, especially my family, relatives and friends to immediately cease all the attacks against those who attacked me and their friends, whether through physical confrontation or on social media.
It is in the interest of our community that we bring to an end this conflict immediately.
Since I was attacked while defending the interest of our community in general, I do not want to see the same community divided because of me. This is a part of sacrifice we have to pay for the betterment our community.
As student of diplomatic studies Who believe in non-violent approach, I discourage all forms of physical confrontation as a means of solving any conflict.
I would nontheless like to emphasize that we should not be scared to say the truth because of the consequences that follow it.
Otherwise, I need to repeat here by saying that I do not have any personal grudge with the Governor’s family, friends and relatives. For what Chut Aperer and his group have done to me, I have forgiven them for the sake of unity of our community at personal level though the law has to take its own course.
Therefore, let’s stop writing on social media and other careless comments that may increase tension within our community. Let’s leave everything to God and Ugandan police to find the truth.
Thank you all and may God bless you.AN APPEAL TO CALM DOWN MY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY, MY FAMILY, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS :
It has come to my attention that the attack on me by some individuals within my community (Agar) has caused a lot of tension, which is not healthy for our unity.
First of all, my appreciation goes to all those who stand with me at this time of crisis. I am well now and there should be no cause of an alarm.
For this reason, I would like to take this little opportunity by writing this message to all my people of Agar(WLS),especially, my family, relatives and friends to explain to them what happened to me exactly, reasons beyond it and also to appeal to them to remain calm and in unity as people of one community.
To begin with, the incident occurred following the statement that I made on 15that’s of September 2018 at millennium chambers Entebbe Road in Kampala Uganda during the RUMYU meeting.
The statement I made was intended to clarify something that was misunderstood concerning all the statements we always make against Governor and the government of Western Lakes on social media .
The statement that I made was that we members of Agar Pakam community are not happy with the Western Lakes State authority. This statement was made against all the people in authority in Western Lakes including our sons and daughters from Agar Pakam community working in that government.
I further stated that in case of any comments we make against the Western Lakes State government ,should not be taken to mean that we are against the governor personality, his family ,relatives or friend rather we always make comments on understandung that he is our leader .and because of that we have all rights that citizens In normal democratic country have to challenge any unfair government policies.
As it can be understood from the explanation I have given above, it was the reason that I made the statement that we the members of Agar Pakam community in Western Lakes State are not happy with the brutal approach the Government of Western Lakes has adopted as a state policy towards our people.
In addition, I added based on the above understanding while appealing to general public especially, the family of our governor, his relatives and friends that in case they come across our writings or comments on social media which they don’t like, they should understand that we are not against the governor personally, his relatives, family and friends but we are only against his bad polices.
As I understand, the wrongs of a leader should not be visited on his family, relatives and friends unless they have clearly been involved in the government policies though they are not employed in the government.
However, the fact is that I have not seen the family the governor being involved in the government of Western Lakes.
It was the above statement that was ringing in my mind and explained the rationale for making the statement that caused attack on me on 22 September 2018 As explain below.
Two days after the meeting ,I received the information of planed attack from credible source which was later confirmed when RUMYU leadership called and informed me that there was a problem between me and Chut Aperer chut and his group.
The RUMYU leadership further informed me that they had talked with Chut Aperer on behalf of his group and Chut Aperer gave them a go ahead to call the meeting in order to resolve the matter amicably or peacefully as a community.
The RUMYU leadership after that called me again and told me that I should attend the meeting that was scheduled to take place on 22nd September 2018 which was yesterday. They also told me that our elder brother Thon Manyuon Konybai was also invited to come in order to chair the meeting that would have resulted into the resolution of the conflict in question.
After that assurance coupled with my personal interest to see that the conflict is resolved peacefully to preserve the unity of our community, I accepted the invitArion.
I came a long with my young cousin Wol Kom Deng to attend meeting as I was informed. Upon the arrival at the venue, I went straight to sit close to the counter and Wol Kom went to play the Pool at pool table with some of the Ugandans that we found at the venue playing the pool.
At the same time, the RUMYU leaderhisp was also seated at a table arranged for them on which they were supposed to conduct the meeting.
Before I went to sit down as I have already pointed out, I greeted the members of RUMYU leadership by checking their hands one by one.
Shortly after that Chut Aperer came to the venue though I took his coming for granted on the ground that he was coming purposely for the discussion to resolve the conflict.
Chut went straight to the table where RUMYU leadership was seated and sat there in the presence of Makuei Beny chuar who was not part of RUMYU leadership but he was there as a concern member of our community to take part in discussion in order to find a sultion between me and Chut Aperer and others .
After some minutes as he was sitting there, a group of five individuals who are also Chut’s relatives came and attacked me without wasting any time.
For the sake of clarity, the names of those five individuals besides Chut Aperer who attacked me are: Makurnyang Maker, ,Lil Kon, Dok Mathou, Deng Beny Chuar and other person whose name I will disclose later after ascertaining his full identity.
They all came upon me catching me unaware of pending attack. As they were attacking me, I tried to release myself from them since members of RUMYU leadership were a distance away from where I was being attacked .
It was in the process of strugling to release myself from them while they were attacking me that was when they injured me by heating me in the head, shoulder with some kind of metal.
This explains the wounds in my head and my shoulder as you saw on social media. Apart from those wounds ,some of them boxed me everywhere they could access on my body.
After that scuffle, the RUMYU leadership plus my young cousin Wol and other neutral individuals who were present intervened and seperated us though there intervention did not stop Chut and his group from inflicting injuries on me as already stated above.
After RUMYU leadership and others managed to separate us and brought fight under control, the attackers left the scene. They also left the scene since they sas me bleeding seriously .
It was after that our elder brother Thon Manyuon Konybai arrived at the scene who advised RUMYU, my Cousin Wol with my consent to take me to the nearest clinic or hospital where I should get medication.
I was then taken to Malcom clinic at Kibuye along Enbeebe in Kampala,where I’m still currently being treated though I come from my residence for medication that the doctors said to last for three days .
The additional information is that the case has been registered with the Ugandan police since there is intention that Chut and his group should be prosecuted in the court of law of Uganda .
Though they are still at large, They will be tracked down and arrested to face the law .
The above is the summary of what transpired that led to the attack on me.
Before I conclude, I would like to dispute the explanation being given on social media that the root cause of the present attack on me was due to my personal conflict with Mr. Chut Aparer that dated back to 2016.
Some people have also commented that Chut Aparer and I quarreled because of the Union politics. All those versions put forward to explain the present conflict are baseless for the following reasons:
Firstly, if it was because of my previous misunderstanding with Chut, he would have attacked me alone before the present conflict or after this conflict where we would have sorted it out on man to man basis.
Secondly, if it were misunderstanding between him and me, why should other five members who are his relatives and also staying at home with him attack me yet they didn’t have any grudge with mCe previously.
Thirdly, why dId Chut and others who were involved in attacking me organize the meeting before attacking me instead of him just coming to me alone without organizing the meeting first? This means that the root cause of the present attack was beyond the misunderstanding between Chut and me and all those explanations do not identify the reason for the attack, which personally I take the attack to have it’s roots in the statement that I made as explained above.
To conclude, I would like to strongly appeal to all the people who are interested in this conflict, especially my family, relatives and friends to immediately cease all the attacks against those who attacked me and their friends, whether through physical confrontation or on social media.
It is in the interest of our community that we bring to an end this conflict immediately.
Since I was attacked while defending the interest of our community in general, I do not want to see the same community divided because of me. This is a part of sacrifice we have to pay for the betterment our community.
As student of diplomatic studies Who believe in non-violent approach, I discourage all forms of physical confrontation as a means of solving any conflict.
I would nontheless like to emphasize that we should not be scared to say the truth because of the consequences that follow it.
Otherwise, I need to repeat here by saying that I do not have any personal grudge with the Governor’s family, friends and relatives. For what Chut Aperer and his group have done to me, I have forgiven them for the sake of unity of our community at personal level though the law has to take its own course.
Therefore, let’s stop writing on social media and other careless comments that may increase tension within our community. Let’s leave everything to God and Ugandan police to find the truth.
Thank you all and may God bless you.

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