Images and a video clip of Nairobi-based South Sudanese man whose video ‘swimming in dollars’ went viral on social media has finally spoken about his wealth and identity.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange, Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr. says he is a blessed man and his money comes from Jesus Christ.
Yor however dismisses claims that he is the son of former South Sudanese Chief of Army Staff, General Paul Malong Awan who is accused of looting his country dry in a recently released investigative documentary dubbed “The Profiteers.”
“According to our culture, one would be insulting me by claiming that I am General Malong’s step-son, while in real sense, I am not. I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor senior’s son,” he said in the interview.
“I am Lawrence Lual Malong Yor Jr, which means my father is Lual Malong Yor Snr. General Malong is not my father… we are not related,” said Mr. Yor.
In the documentary, Kenyan journalist John Allan Namu reported that the young man was General Malong’s son. The journalist alleged that General Malong, who was fired by South Sudan President Salva Kiir in 2013, took advantage of war to loot money to the tunes of millions of dollars and stashed them in foreign accounts.
“My money comes from Jesus Christ,” said Yor.
He said he sleeps in a presidential suite at Serena hotel in Nairobi, where he pays $2,500 (Sh250,000) per night on accommodation alone.
“My Lord Jesus Christ blessed me; I fly on private jets… I live in Presidential suites… I am blessed,” said the 30-year old who also bragged about the Rolex watch he wore worth $10,000 (Sh1 million)