Gen. Paul Malong

South Sudan’s former army Chief Gen. Paul Malong has been denied permission to travel to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, his wife told Amsterdam-based Radio Tamazuj today.

Gen. Pail Malong had asked President Salva Kiir to allow him to go for DNA sampling after his daughter died when a fire broke out at Moi Girls School in Nairobi last weekend.

According to Gen. Malong’s wife, his blood pressure shot up after President Kiir rejected his request to go to Nairobi.

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He has been confined to his home in Juba by the government for security reasons.

The general’s wife urged the government to announce charges against him instead of restricting his movement.

Earlier today, one schoolgirl appeared in court in connection with the fire, which the government says was started deliberately, and she has been detained for seven days.