Muslims in the Karamoja mostly prayed for peace as they marked Eid el Fitr. The sub-region has been enveloped in insecurity and hunger for several months as so-called warriors raid people for cattle and ambushg vehicles to rob.
Hajji Mohamed Akida Lokure, the
district khadi Karamoja Muslim council says that the holy month of Ramadhan is meant to make the Muslims unite, embrace peace and above all reform from bad deeds.
Akida said since the Ramadhan has
made them reform, the congregation should continue praying and work together
for peace in the region.
Akida said that life in Karamoja is
harsh due to habitual cattle raiding and chronic food insecurity despite
government interventions to save the situation.
‘’We pray for Allah’s intervention
into Karamoja problems where lives and destruction of livelihoods have become a
way of life, when the number of animals within the community declines’’
He prayed for a quick restoration of peace so that people can engage in
agriculture when rain is still there.
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Ismail Loduk a member of Muslim
family in Nakapelimen village ward in south division, Moroto municipality said
that this holy month of Ramadhan has taught him so may lessons which includes
sharing, unity, care, love and peace in the community.
Loduk vowed the lead the Muslim
community by an example to move to the kraals to sensitize the community to
stop bloodshed but instead embrace peace
He called upon all the religious
leaders across karamoja to offer a prayer and fast for the attainment of peace
and stability in the region.
Muslims in Moroto municipality
began their celebration with special early morning prayers in various mosques
across the region and moved on to feasts and festivities.