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Rustlers raid Gen. Gutti’s farm, make off with 40 cows

Armed cattle rustlers raided Gen. Gutti’s farm and stole 40 cows. File Photo

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rustlers have for the third time raided the farm of Gen. Andrew Gutti, the General Court Martial chairman, and made off with 40 cows in Napak district

The rustlers stormed the farm in Lorengechora sub-county on Tuesday night, which has left everyone wondering about their courage.

Two months ago, rustlers raided the General’s farm and made off with 130 cows but they were recovered by the army.

In January, the warriors torched Gutti’s orange garden and broke into his home where they attempted to steal a tractor.

Speaking about the raid on Tuesday evening, Gutti’s relative Jacob Yeno, said the rustlers were many and armed with guns.

“They came at around 8pm armed with guns and attacked us, by the time army came, they had moved the cows, “he said.

He however says that they have traced the footmarks of the cattle to Nabilatuk district.

Kelementina Nakiru, a neighbour to Gen. Gutti’s farm says that the raiders are now well connected with cattle traders, adding that after raiding animals, they load them on trucks.

“This is now organized crime and I don’t know what the government is going to do about this, we are tired, we have lost many animals,” she said.

Capt Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson confirmed the raid on Gutti’s farm.

“Yes, it’s true the Generals farm was raided and the warriors took 40 cows, which our soldiers are following up,” he said.

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