Prosecution led by Jerome Engena alleged that the eight on May 21st 2019 burnt down 51 huts and injured several domestic animals from Kati Kati ‘C’ village, Oitino Parish in Bungatira Sub County in Gulu district during a revenge attack.
Oreste, the Local Council Chairperson for Obiya West Village in Bardege
Division in Gulu City has been sentenced to five years in prison for arson and
Oreste was sentenced alongside Lucy Akello, Ruth Adong, Nancy Lanyero Abic,
Jackson Orach, Alfred Nyeko, Jackson Ochora and Alice Laker, all residents of
the same area.
Prosecution led by Jerome Engena alleged that the eight on May 21st 2019 burnt
down 51 huts and injured several domestic animals from Kati Kati ‘C’ village,
Oitino Parish in Bungatira Sub County in Gulu district during a revenge attack.
Elia reportedly mobilized his kinsmen from Bardege Division to avenge the death
of their relative Vincent Rachkara who was reported to have been murdered.
However, Rachkara later resurfaced and claimed that he had been in Amuru
presided over by Gulu Chief Magistrate Francis Dawa Matenga on Friday morning
found the accused guilty of committing the crimes.
He found the eight of contravening section 327 (a) of the Penal Code Act and
consequently sentenced them to five years in Gulu Central Prisons.
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc