Citizens in Abyei Administrative Area appeal to President Kiir to pardon inmates

South Sudanese President-Salva Kiir Mayardit

Some citizens in Abyei Administrative Area are appealing to President Salva Kiir to pardon inmates convicted over minor crimes. They say the move will enable the inmates to celebrate with their families during Christmas and new year.

According to them, keeping inmates in the prison during this economic hardship is very difficult for them to survive. The citizens made the appeal on Abyei FM news program on Thursday this week.

Every year, president Kiir pardons some inmates with minor crimes in the Country. However, it is not clear whether President Kiir will do the same this year 2020.