Florence Kirabira, the coordinator of the small arms control program, said that the Africa Amnesty Commission campaign, which came to an end on April 30th in Karamoja sub-region started on January 23, 2022.
One person was wounded severely as bullets ripped through her legs leaving her bleeding profusely. The injured, identified as Gloria Ayolo, 24, was rushed to Kotido Health Centre IV in critical condition and later referred to Matany Hospital for proper management.
Martin Sebagala was arrested on Sunday by police following the death of two casual workers; Lonya Igira Kiyonga, 26 and his unidentified colleague who died on Saturday at a construction site in Senior Quarters in Kotido Municipal Council. Kiyonga, one of the deceased has been identified as a resident of Nagolopooi in West Division in Kotido Municipality.
John Chilla, the Nakapelimoru Sub County LC III Chairperson, says suspected warriors abducted an elderly woman and a teenager last week from a settlement Camp. He says the warriors killed the teenager in the thicket while the old woman sustained fractures resulting from torture by the warriors.
The LC 3 Chairperson of Kotido West Division, Peter Kaka Nangiro has identified the deceased as 14-year-old herds boy, Lokol Apalokol who was shot dead by the suspected Turkana raiders at Kalongolemugu grazing fields, just three kilometers from Nakapelimoru 403 brigade headquarters.
The UWA Warder in- charge of Law Enforcement and Security for Matheniko/ Bokora Wildlife Reserve, Charles Wilson Okuta who led the operation says the suspects were arrested while burning charcoal inside wildlife protected area.
World Food Program supplies maize grain to schools in Karamoja in order to ensure that children have midday meals and can concentrate in class. By close of last term, there was a balance of 400 kilograms of grain in the school stores, according to the school records.