Salva Kiir Biography
Salva Kiir (born Salva Kiir Mayardit) is a Dinka South Sudanese politician who has been President of South Sudan since its independence in 2011. Prior to independence, he was President of the Government of Southern Sudan, as well as First Vice President of Sudan, from 2005 to 2011.
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Salva Kiir Age
He was born on 13th September 1951, South Sudan. He is 67 years old as of 2018.
Salva Kiir Height
Information concerning his height is still under research and will soon be
Salva Kiir Family
He was born into a pastoral Dinka family in the village of Akon in the Awan-Chan Dinka community in Gogrial District, Warrap state as the eighth of nine children from a family of six boys and three girls. His father by the name Kuethpiny Thiik Atem was a cattle herder who belongs to the Payum clan. The father had three wives who are Awiei Rou Wol, Adut Makuei Piol and Awien Akoon Deng, along with 16 children. His mother, Awiei Rou Wol Tong was a farmer, who belongs to the Payii clan.
Salva Kiir Wife
He is married to his beautiful wife Mary Ayen Mayadi who is highly respected in the country. Besides gaining and earning respect from the people, She is highly loved by many and is considered a disciplinarian. The two couples are blessed with two children among whom are Munuti Salva Kiir and Adut Mayardit. She is the founder of the contributor of Concern for Women and Children also known as CWC.
Salva Kiir Education
When it comes to his educational qualifications, apart from being a graduate of the Sudan Military College, he has no further education and if it happens to be then it is not disclosed thus making it private.
Salva Kiir Career
His career in politics was preceded by a military career in which he played a pivotal role in securing the independence of South Sudan. In the 1960s, he joined Anyanya, the Rebel military force during the First Sudanese Civil, as a young man serving as a low-ranking officer. Over time he established a reputation for leadership and strategic ability and was eventually promoted to leader of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the primary driver of independence from Sudan. Throughout his military career, President Kiir always worked towards the goal of complete independence for South Sudan.
Salva Kiir Net Worth
The president of South Sudan has an estimated net worth of $3.3 billion dollars.
Salva Kiir Hat
When he visited the White House in 2006, he received a black Stetson as a gift from the then-U.S. President George W. Bush. He reportedly liked it so much that he purchased several. He now seldom makes public appearances without his hat.
South Sudan President Son
Munuti Salva Kiir aka Young Tycoon is the son of the South Sudanese President. His age varies between 30 to 31 years old as of 2019. According to reports, he has no limit on how much money to spend.
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South Sudan opposition rejects plans to extend Kiir’s tenure
Riek Machar’s group says extending the president’s term until 2021 undermines peace talks with opposition forces.