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UPDF deploys at Otuke-Abim border to curb cattle rustling

Abim, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The army has deployed heavily along the Otuke-Abim border to stop Karamojong cattle rustlers from invading the area. The soldiers are deployed at Alir parish, Ogwete sub-county in Otuke district. Over the last few weeks, several residents fled their homes and relocated their animals for …

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LC3 chairperson shot dead by suspected Karamojong rustlers

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Business is paralyzed in Kotido district following the killing of the Napumpum sub-county LCIII chairperson Paul Lowok. He was gunned down by suspected Karamojong rustlers. Joseph Lokiru, a resident of Napumpum told URN that the deceased was drinking together with his friends on Sunday when he …

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Vigilante group commandant killed by cattle rustlers in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have shot and killed a vigilante group commandant in Agago district. The deceased has been identified as David Ogwang, a resident of Pakodongo village, Parabongo sub county who was shot dead on Sunday at the foothills of Ogili hills. The deceased …

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Suspected Karamojong warriors kill LCI chairperson in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have killed Charles Okello Jinamoi, LCI chairperson Akelem village, Okuti parish, Orom East sub county, Kitgum district. The cattle rustlers suspected to be four in number reportedly invaded Kaminto in Dala village on Wednesday. Preliminary investigations indicate that while Jinamoi was …

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Confrontation will not end conflicts in Karamoja: Peace activists

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of peace activists in Karamoja have asked the government to embark on peace dialogue with the Karamojong instead of taking the confrontation approach which they say will never yield any success. On the 17th of July 2021, the government relaunched another disarmament exercise …

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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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Security maintains presence in Kobebe grazing area

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have maintained their presence at Kobebe grazing area in Moroto district after flashing out Turkana and Karamojong pastoralists. The joint security forces flashed out the two pastoral communities that were watering their livestock at Kobebe dam last month in retaliation for the …

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Pastoralists stranded with over 10,000 cattle in Napak

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The scuffle between the Karamojong and Iteso communities has left several pastoralists stranded with over 10,000 heads of cattle without pasture and water. The affected community is the Bokora from Napak, who have been grazing their animals in the areas of Teso. But amidst raids …

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Joint security forces kill 20 cattle rustlers in one week

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces comprising the army and police killed twenty Karamojong cattle rustlers during their disarmament operations in the region last week. Micheal Longole, the Karamoja regional police spokesperson told URN in an interview on Monday that the rustlers were gunned down in gunfire exchanges …

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