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 are using a diplomatic approach with Kenyan
leaders from Turkana to trace Ugandan cattle that were raided on
According to authorities more than 200 cattle were raided by suspected Turkana
and crossed into Kenya.
Achilla says he has asked the Turkana County authorities to help
investigate the raiders and help recover the animals.
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The UPDF 3rd Division Spokesperson, Maj Peter Mugisa
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Mark Abuku, the LCV Chairperson Kaabong, says that hundreds of
cattle stolen by Turkana have never been recovered after crossing into Kenya.
The Saturday night raid on the kraal in Logumasiroi Parish in
Loyoro Sub County was carried out by a group of armed Turkana pastoralists. Two
people including a civilian and a UPDF soldier were injured during a fight with
last year, President Yoweri Museveni and his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta
met in Moroto and witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding that seeks
to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities.