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Mixed reactions over gov’t plan to compensate Karimojong

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions from leaders in Teso and Lango sub-regions over the government plan to compensate the people of Karamoja for the loss of property and lives caused by some wrong elements within the region. Last weekend, President Yoweri Museveni revealed that the government …

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Turkana blamed as warriors kill one, burn 50 houses in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 800 people in Locheker East village, Kurao Parish, Kalapata Sub-county in Kaabong district are currently homeless after their homes were burnt to ashes by suspected armed Turkana warrior. The incident took place on Sunday morning by around 7am. Peter Chegem, secretary …

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Teso leaders ask Museveni for security against cattle theft

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Teso have urged tough action from President Yoweri Museveni over the increasing cases of insecurity along the Teso border with Karamoja. The President was in Soroti on Saturday to launch the livestock claimants’ compensation payment for the war debt claimants in the Acholi, …

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Security recovers 80 stolen herds of cattle from Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Kitgum have recovered 80 herds of cattle that were stolen on Friday night from a kraal of the late former RDC of Gulu, Maj. Santos Okot Lapolo. The cattle were reportedly stolen from the late Maj. Lapolo’s home in Ojorongole village, Lunganyura parish …

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Severe hunger kills eight in Kaabong

Kaabong is facing acute food shortage Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least eight people have been reported dead over hunger in three sub counties of Kaabong district in the past three months. Jino Meri, the district chairperson said the eight people died in the three most affected sub-counties. He …

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Disarmament: Joint security forces kill 8 Karimojong cattle rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight Karimojong cattle rustlers were killed last week by the joint security forces involving the army and police in the ongoing disarmament operations in the Karamoja region. The Karamoja Regional Police spokesperson Michael Longole disclosed this on Monday during the weekly press briefing on the …

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Residents request for firearms to counter armed rustlers

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Orom and Kiteny sub counties in Kitgum district want the government to revive and arm vigilante groups in areas that are prone to attacks by Karimojong cattle rustlers. The Orom sub county LC 3 chairperson, Johnson Toodera Acellam says that his office is …

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Cattle rustlers injure two in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Moroto district are hunting for armed Karimojong cattle rustlers who shot and injured two people in Moroto. The incident that took place on Monday night in Nadunget sub-county left residents sleepless. Michael Longole, the Karamoja Regional Police Spokesperson identified the injured as Cosmos …

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Katakwi loses 649 heads of cattle to rustlers

Katakwi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Katakwi district lost 649 heads of cattle to suspected Karimojong rustlers last year. A report compiled by Francis Okwameri, the LC V councilor of Ngariam sub county shows his sub-county lost 196 cows, Magoro 173, Palam 142, and Okore 142. The four sub-counties border Karamoja …

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Karimojong cattle rusttlers killed 160 people in 2021

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 160 innocent people were killed by the Karimojong cattle rustlers since the rustling crimes resumed last year. This disturbing statistic was revealed by police, reflecting a person murdered every two days in order for the rustlers to get their loot. Micheal …

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