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.
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
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.