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Local leaders refute police crime report on cattle raids in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Kitgum are puzzled by the underrepresentation in the 2021 annual police crime report on the number of cattle stolen in the district last year. The police crime report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate issued on Wednesday shows that only 13 cases …

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Leaders speak out on vice chairperson killed during cattle raid

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aped Longole, the former Napumpum sub-county LCIII vice chairperson in Kotido district who was gunned down by joint security forces on Thursday night was a notorious rustler before he joined politics, URN has learnt. Longole was killed while driving rustled animals from Apeitolim in Napak …

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Hell in Karamoja

Does sub-region require military response only? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Until March 23 when Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Commander of Land Forces, warned Karimojong cattle rustlers of hellish consequences, the pandemonium seen in the region over the last two years had gone under the radar. Government officials including …

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Museveni commits to ending cattle rustling in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has announced that the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces will soon redeploy troops in Karamoja in order to solve the current security crisis in the area. These will boost the several UPDF detaches that have been established along the Karamoja borderlines to curb …

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‘Investigate UPDF dealings in Karamoja’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs has asked the Government to investigate shady dealings of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) deployed in Karamoja sub region. Several UPDF detaches have been established along the Karamoja borderlines to curb the rampant cattle rustling in the region that …

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Teso demands UGX 1Trillion compensation for Karamojong plunder

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A prominent law firm has written to the government demanding one trillion shillings in compensation to families affected by the recent Karamojong attacks in Teso sub-region. Omongole & Co. Advocates and Legal Consultants have notified the Attorney General, the Chief of Defense Forces, the Minister …

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MPs call for fresh disarmament process in Karamoja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament from the northern and eastern regions affected by cattle rustling have called for a fresh disarmament process in Karamoja to curb the vice. The MPs from Karamoja, Acholi, Teso, Lango, and Bugisu sub-regions say that there has been a resurgence of cattle …

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Police in Karamoja warned against human rights violation

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja has urged its officers to observe human rights and be disciplined in the course of carrying out their duties. Elias Kasirabo, the ASTU commandant for Karamoja region said that as an institution, police has paid …

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