The LC 3 Chairperson of Kotido West Division, Peter Kaka Nangiro has identified the deceased as 14-year-old herds boy, Lokol Apalokol who was shot dead by the suspected Turkana raiders at Kalongolemugu grazing fields, just three kilometers from Nakapelimoru 403 brigade headquarters.
One person has been killed and another abducted in a fresh
wave of cattle raids by suspected Turkana in Kotido district.
The LC 3 Chairperson of Kotido West Division, Peter Kaka
Nangiro has identified the deceased as 14-year-old herds boy, Lokol Apalokol
who was shot dead by the suspected Turkana raiders at Kalongolemugu grazing
fields, just three kilometers from Nakapelimoru 403 brigade headquarters.
Another herds boy aged 12 years, who has only been
identified as Lokong was reportedly abducted at Lopeet grazing fields by the
The raids have resulted into the loss of about 2000 cattle and
hundreds of goats and sheep that have reportedly been raided in various kraals
in Kotido from different areas of the district in a recent wave of raids. The
raids started this month in areas of Panyangara, Nakapelimoru and parts of
Kacheri Sub Counties. The raids were recorded during the day at grazing
The numbers were compiled by the Peace Committee Members,
the LC 3 chairpersons and presented to the district leadership ton Monday
According to the report, in the last two days, 402 heads of
cattle have been raided around Toror hills, some 25 km south of Kotido town and
just 10 km from the Brigade head quarters.
The raids have caused anger among the residents and the
political leaders. The residents fault the army for being complacent.
Rose Namoe Chilla, the district councilor for Kotido Municipality
has accused a section of the UPDF leadership of condoning the theft and taking
no action against armed raiders.
The District Chairperson, Ambrose Lotukei urged the UPDF to
beef up security at the border with Uganda. Lotukei also asked the UPDF to track
and return the cattle which were raided recently, and provide protection to the
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Brigadier Julius Biryabalema, the Second in command at the 3rd
Division has promised to beef up security.