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Kotido elders seek ban on miniskirts

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elders in Kotido district have called for a ban on short skirts, tight clothing and trousers among women employed in the public service. They say that the dress code is disrespectful and immoral. John Bosco Akore, the secretary of Kotido Elders Council told URN that skirts …

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Joint security forces recover stolen animals in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces in Kotido district have recovered 22 animals that Karamojong rustlers stole from Agago district. Col. Wilberforce Sserunkuma, the 405 Brigade Commander said the recovery of the animals was part of the efforts in the ongoing cordon and search operations. He said the …

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Mothers in Kotido warned against starving children for food aid

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mothers in Kotido district have been warned against starving their children so as to benefit from food and cash relief from well-wishers. Development partners like the World Food Programme-WFP recently started giving 50 kilograms of food, 3 liters of cooking oil, and cash vouchers of …

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Four Kotido LC3 Chairpersons in accident

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four LC3 chairpersons of Kotido district local government are currently undergoing treatment in Matany Hospital after getting involved in an accident on Saturday. The accident happened at around 4pm on the Moroto, Kotido highway when the politicians were on their way back to Kotido …

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Mother of seven commits suicide over hunger

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A mother of seven children in Loteerei village, Longaroe sub county, Kotido district has committed suicide over starvation due to prevalent drought and biting hunger in the region. The deceased identified as Mariana Lokwii, aged 28 has been the sole breadwinner for her family after her …

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14 sub counties miss relief food in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fourteen sub counties in Kotido district have missed out on the first batch of relief food dispatched to Karamoja as hunger deepens. Kotido district comprises 19 sub-counties. Early last week, the government kicked off relief food distribution in Karamoja sub-region following the dire food insecurity …

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Otuke district leaders send starving Karamojong back to Kotido

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Otuke district leaders have sent back hungry Karamojong to Kotido district. Last week, 47 Karamojong women and children from Kotido entered Otuke district in search of food. They were offered food and shelter at Okwongo Church of Uganda and Okwongo Primary School. In a meeting …

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Wild cassava claims lives of 22 residents in Kotido

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least twenty-two people have died in Kalemalera village, Kacheri sub-county in Kotido district after eating wild cassava. The victims started dying last week. The latest victim died on Wednesday. The majority of the victims are children below five years and elderly persons aged 70-years …

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Police tighten security as rustlers attack ASTU units for guns

Kotido, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Personnel  of the Anti-Stock Theft Unit, a branch of Uganda Police Force directly handling animal rustling in Karamoja, have tightened security and alertness at their detaches after the Karamojong rustlers resumed their attacks on ASTU detaches in search of guns. On Friday at 8pm, a …

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