According to security, the registration and branding of cattle will enable them to manage the recoveries of stolen cows and avert exaggeration of numbers which have always put security forces under pressure to track animals that do not exist.
However, the proposal has generated a debate as a section of leaders oppose the plan lamenting that branding of cattle will be a waste of resources for no value.
The Karamojong elders note that whereas the leadership of Kapelebyong has taken extreme measures to address the conflict, as Elders they want a peaceful measure of co-existence with the neighboring districts.
According to Police records, 150 people have been killed by the warriors and 73 cattle rustlers killed by government forces since November 2020 when raids resumed. 13, 000 heads of cattle were reportedly stolen and 9,000 recovered.
John Amos Okot, the MP Elect for Agago North says wants the government to arm the groups with guns to protect their animals since the Karamojong rustlers have now resorted to using guns while carrying out their operations.