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Karamojong, Turkana pastoralists demand access to Kobebe dam

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Turkana pastoralists from Kenya and their Karamojong counterparts in Moroto district are decrying the decision by security to deny them access to Kobebe water dam, which is currently under tight security protection. The joint security forces flashed the pastoralists from Kobebe grazing area, which also …

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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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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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Karamoja: UPDF warns Turkana pastoralists against supplying guns

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has warned Turkana pastoral communities against supplying guns to Karamojong which are now used for committing crimes. The warning was issued on Friday during handover of two guns which suspected Turkana cattle rustlers took away from two UPDF …

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Turkana pastoralists lose 600 cattle to drought in one week

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Turkana pastoralists have lost 600 heads of cattle within one week after being flashed out of Karamoja region by the joint security forces following the killing of three Ugandan geologists and two soldiers in Moroto district last month. The three geologists and UPDF soldiers were …

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Armed Turkana pastoralists arrested in Moroto district

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Joint security forces have arrested eight-armed Turkana pastoralists in Moroto district. The suspects were found in possession of six guns. The armed Turkana are suspected to be part of the rustlers terrorizing Karamojong pastoral communities, which prompted security to round them up from the grazing …

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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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Turkana pastoralists flee Moroto in anticipation of UPDF raid

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of Turkana pastoralists that had been grazing their livestock in Rupa and Lotisan sub-counties in Moroto district, are running away back to their country Kenya, fearing they could be victims of a planned raid by joint security forces. Currently, UPDF and Anti-Stock Theft Unit …

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Kenya, Uganda agree on cross border joint animal vaccination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The three neighboring pastoralists communities, the Karimojong of Uganda, Turkana and the Pokot of Kenya have welcomed the move by the two governments of Kenya and Uganda to carry out a joint animal vaccination with the move to fight animal disease along the border corridors. …

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