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Guns of Killed Geologists' Escorts Recovered in Kenya

Isaac Oware, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson confirmed to URN that the police in Kenya helped them to recover the weapons that were abandoned by the Turkana warriors. Oware added that they are collaborating with Kenyan police to hunt for the attackers and to have them brought to book.
Munyo Lokiru a suspected cattle raiders paaraded with his gun before security officer

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The joint security forces have recovered two guns which were taken by suspected Turkana cattle rustlers who ambushed and killed Ministry of Energy geologists alongside two soldiers assigned to escort them.

The Officials were carrying out geochemical sampling in Losikilei parish, Lotisan sub-county in Moroto district when the tragedy occurred last month. It was reported that their attackers made off with two firearms which included one PK machine gun and an SMG belonging to the UPDF.

Isaac Oware, the UPDF 3rd division spokesperson confirmed to URN that the police in Kenya helped them to recover the weapons that were abandoned by the Turkana warriors. Oware added that they are collaborating with Kenyan police to hunt for the attackers and to have them brought to book.

He cautioned the Turkana community grazing in Moroto against engaging in crime, saying the joint forces would never relent in pursuing those committing crimes and especially possession of illegal firearms.

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Meanwhile, John Robert Adupa, the LCIII chairperson of Lotisan sub-county has also handed one suspected cattle rustler to the security with his firearm. Adupa says the suspect identified as Munyo Lokiru, a resident of Apeipirir village in Lotisan sub-county, was netted after a tip-off from the community who saw Lokiru loitering with the gun

Mt. Moroto Regional Police Spokesperson Michael Longole applauded the cooperation exhibited by the leadership of Lotisan for the effort they have put in the recovery of illegal firearms. The joint security forces have so far recovered 194 guns and 2,371 ammunitions since July 17, 2021, when they launched the second phase of disarmament in the sub-region.