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Kitgum Disco Death Sparks Retaliatory Attack

According to Nyero, upon receiving information that the suspects belong to Padwong clan in Punakuru Cell Central ward in Namukora Town Council, the deceased relatives from Pugoda Orim clan in Wigweng Cell decided to carry out a revenge attack in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

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The death of a 20-year-old man in a disco brawl in Kitgum district on Tuesday night has sparked inter-clan clashes in Namukoara Town Council. The deceased has been identified as Morrish Kitega Kaguta, a resident of Wigweng Cell. His lifeless body was found lying naked along the streets of Namukora Town Council on Wednesday morning. 

Preliminary investigations show that Kitega’s death is connected to a brawl he had with his peers during an illegal night disco held after the monthly market at Namukora Trading Centre. Kenneth Nyero Nyokcek, the Namukora Urban Council LC III Chairperson, says police are holding David Omoya and Patrick Oyet as prime suspects in connection to Kitega’s death. 

He says that six other suspects are also being held at Kitgum Central Police Station in connection to the matter. According to Nyero, upon receiving information that the suspects belong to Padwong clan in Punakuru Cell Central ward in Namukora Town Council, the deceased relatives from Pugoda Orim clan in Wigweng Cell decided to carry out a revenge attack in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  

He says that the members of Pugoda Orim clan stormed Punakuru Cell where they looted over over forty cows, goats, and poultry chicken. They also destroyed several houses to avenge the death of their son.

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Nyero says that his office has received concern from some of the victims of the revenge attack whose livestock and property was looted. He says that scores of the affected members of the Padwong clan mainly elders, women, and children are hiding in thickets, the slopes of Lantin hills, and the banks of River Pager.

William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner has condemned the inter-clan clashes, saying investigations are underway, adding that all those found guilty of masterminding the attack will be held accountable.  He, however, says that the situation has calmed down following the intervention of police and sister agencies to stop the clashes.