South Sudan

Letter to Editor: Islamic Relief South Sudan a Case of Fraud, Dishonesty and Greed

South Sudan is one of the vulnerable countries in the world and with this, many donors have pumped millions of dollars trying to make the life of millions of South Sudanese better

By Concerned Citizen

With very many international organizations operating in the Republic of South Sudan.

Many of them are here for humanitarian work but this particular one is for business. Operated by Kenyans and Somalis, pilule this organization which operates on the principle of Islam is another money minting machine for different Kenyans who are sent here in the Republic of South Sudan pretending to be giving humanitarian service.

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South Sudan is one of the vulnerable countries in the world and with this, many donors have pumped millions of dollars trying to make the life of millions of South Sudanese better. Sadly enough, many of the vulnerable people don’t get this aid.

This money ends up in the pockets of top bosses of the organizations. They take this money back to their homeland leaving South Sudan to be poor and poorer. Islamic Relief South Sudan is one of these heartless international organizations and with the top managers swindling millions of dollars meant for the poor people of South Sudan, the future of the humanitarian service looks bleak with such people.

How it is done.

Islamic Relief South Sudan has its regional Headquarters in Nairobi Kenya and everything is controlled from there.

That means all the money meant for humanitarian aid are first channeled to Kenya from there, a small portion is sent to South Sudan.

Even with this small portion sent here, the top management of Islamic Relief South Sudan is composed of Kenyans. No South Sudanese is allowed to be on the top management. South Sudanese are looked at as incompetent and incapable, so they are given the junior positions where they dance on the tunes of Kenyan bosses and if the nationals try to come up with decision contrary to their swindling machinery, he is given the exit.

As the Kenyans milk South Sudan in humanitarian aid both in South Sudan and Nairobi, the poor national South Sudanese watch in shock as there is nothing they can do because they want to protect their jobs.

The money is stolen in many different ways. One of the ways is by awarding themselves huge amount of money in salary in positions which doesn’t help even help the South Sudanese people. For example, when a project has been approved for south Sudan, there will be very many Kenyans being paid from it.

Kenyans even who never even come to South Sudan, they sit in Nairobi without doing anything but have huge salaries. Many of these people never even come to South Sudan. They pretend they are working as consultants, advisors and their salaries are in thousands of dollars. Even those that are working here, are employed as South Sudanese, they don’t pay taxes and they receive all their money.

How a program manager a one Mohamood Ali Mohammed stole over $1m of aid money.

He is one of the Kenyan who was brought by his Kenyan friends to work in South Sudan. He is this guy who almost emptied the coffers of Islamic Relief and surprisingly, he is walking scot-free on the streets of Nairobi enjoying his loot.

That means he was not alone in the scam, because if he was alone, he would have been held responsible. Many top bosses were part of the scam. A one called Aliow Mohammad was part of the plan to swindle the money.

He (Aliow) used to give order from Nairobi to execute the plan. He was the controller of the account. So it was just a matter of Mohammood signing and the plan was executed. The finance manager was also from Kenya, one Steven Killu, he was also used to steal a lot of money, he approved all the dubious deals by the top bosses.

All of them are in Kenya now, no one has touched them and no one will ever. What was so annoying is as they worked as nationals of South Sudan in positions meant for South Sudanese (which is illegal), they had the guts to steal from the people who helped them. As the effects of this thuggery, many areas which they claimed they are helping people in remain with no or little progress.


Mohamood Ali Mohammed the chief architect of the fraud in IRW-South Sudan

To show that these guys were really thugs or wolves in human skins, they even sold relief items. Borehole meant for the community was constructed in individual homes. Wrong pictures were taken and reports fogged just to convince the donor for more money.

With this our government has where to begin from with the investigation into the dealings of this organization and why Kenyans think, they are the most superior people compared to other nationals.

This takes me back to a case where KCB national staff had strike apparently because their Kenyan counterparts refused to increase their salaries even when their Kenyan counterparts working here in South Sudan had their increased. The government through the relevant ministries has got a job to do especially with the new law concerning humanitarian operations in South Sudan. Otherwise South Sudan will be a playground for everyone who wants to steal money on the expense of the suffering people

The next article will be on the companies and individuals used in the dubious deals.

This is a letter to the editor. ChimpReports will not be held liable for content therein. 


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