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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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Kenyan peace actors want armed cattle rustlers shot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of peace actors in Turkana and Pokot counties in Kenya have asked the Uganda army to shot and kill any armed Pokot or Turkana pastoralists who cross to steal animals in Uganda. The peace actors made the declaration on Friday in Lokiriama at …

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Two suspected Turkana killed in Kaabong cattle raids

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspected Turkana warriors were killed and another injured during a cattle raid at Lochom in Kaabong West in the wee hours of Saturday morning. The injured also succumbed to the gunshot wounds hours later. Kaabong Resident District Commissioner, John Rex Achilla says the two …

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Kaabong to use diplomatic approach to recover stolen cattle in Kenya

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kaabong district will use a peaceful approach with Kenyan authorities to track stolen cattle that reportedly crossed into Kenya. Kaabong Resident District Commissioner and chairperson of the district security committee John Rex Achilla says his office, the office of the district chairperson and UPDF …

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Gov’t sets aside UGX 11 billion to fight desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has set aside 11 Billion Shillings as part of a contingency plan to fight desert locusts. Uganda is potentially threatened by the highly mobile and destructive desert locusts which have attacked three East African countries including Kenya, which neighbors Uganda. Swarms of billions of …

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Karamoja ill prepared amid potential invasion of desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto district senior agriculture officer Mark Loli has warned that the area does not have the capacity to handle an incursion of desert locusts if it spreads to Uganda. The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could …

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