Michael Longole, the Police Spokesperson for Mt. Moroto says their investigations into the case are complete. He however says that the suspects cannot be remanded on charges of murder due to suspension of court operations over covid 19 pandemic.
At least 17 suspects arrested last week in Napak district in
connection to the death of three people in Nabilatuk District are still under
detention at Kangole, Central Police Station.
The three people who include a renowned cattle keeper Mariko Abura
Apanaluk were lynched by the community of Lorengechora where they had gone to
follow their stolen cattle.
Michael Longole, the Police Spokesperson for Mt. Moroto says their
investigations into the case are complete. He however says that the suspects
cannot be remanded on charges of murder due to suspension of court operations
over covid 19 pandemic.
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Last week, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has suspended the hearing
of all court cases including election petitions for 42 days.
Owiny-Dollo said that the suspension is being done in line with the directives
issued by President Yoweri Museveni for prevention and mitigation of the spread
The Chief Justice suspended all court hearings, execution proceedings and
processes and noted that for the cases at the stage of submissions, the
respective courts may advise the parties to file written submissions through
email addresses provided by the court.
The killing of the three raised eyebrows between the two
communities leading to several revenge attacks by the two communities. The row
also increased incidents of thefts between the Napak and Nabilatuk including
the incident in which three were killed.
However, security deployments and vigilance inside the two districts
have diffused the tensions.
Meanwhile, police are cautioning the general public against taking
the law into their hands saying if found on the wrong side of the law, they
will be prosecuted.
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At least five incidents of mob violence have been recorded in
South Karamoja including the killings in Moroto, Napak and Nabilatuk. On
Tuesday, four suspected Karamojong were lynched to death in Kapchorwa.