South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit had an embarrassing moment on Monday, December 13, 2022 when he involuntarily wetted his pants while at a national event.
In a video that has since gone viral, Salva Kiir is seen letting urine flow down his trousers while standing as the country’s national anthem is sang.
His security detail, however, noticed the incident but just looked on.
In the video, the seeming embarrassed South Sudanese head of state is seen looking at himself, and stood still as if nothing was happening.
A section of netizens who have reacted to the video, however, have attributed the incident to a medical condition.
However, some argue that it could be a case of age.
The 71-year-old Kiir took over power in South Sudan in 2011 when the country had just been formed.
He had served as president of the semiautonomous region of southern Sudan while simultaneously holding the position of first vice president in the Sudanese national government (2005–11), and he has held the chair of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) since 2005.
President Kiir was commissioning the newly completed 63 km Juba-Terekeka section, which is part of the 392 km Juba-Rumbek highway under construction by China’s Shandong Hi-Speed Co. Ltd (SDHS).
The road is designed to link Central Equatoria State which hosts Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with six other states across the east African country.
Kiir thanked the Chinese government for the cooperation that paved way for the construction of the road.
The SDHS started work on this major highway in November 2019 and currently, the company is working on the 216 km Awerial-Rumbek section.
Watch the video below.