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Prison Officer on The Run Over Missing Herds Boy

Gerald Kiwanuka, the Officer in Charge of Kotido Government Prison has confirmed Oluka’s disappearance from work, saying he is on the list of prison deserters.

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Corporal Joseph Oluka, a Prisons Officer attached to Kotido Government Prison is at large in connection to the disappearance of a 15- year- old boy from his home.   

Oluka is said to have gone hiding following the disappearance of Keno Loboi. The prison officer is said to have hired the teenager from Kotido district to look after his goat at his home in Amuria Town Council.     However, the teenager is said to have disappeared from Oluka’s home on January 6th, 2019. Since then, all efforts by the boy’s family to trace him haven’t yielded results raising fears that he could have been killed.  

Keno’s grandfather, Gabriel Igira Apanalem has called on local authorities to help trace his grandson. “To date we have no information about my son. We have no information if he committed any crime. We have mounted a search but in vain but we’re appealing to the authorities he us find him, alive or dead. Since he went missing, our family has never been the same. It’s the first thing we think about in the morning and the last thing we think about when going to bed,” said Igira.

The family has reported a case of missing person at Kotido Central Police Station. It is said that the pressure from the authorities and Keno’s family, forced Oluke to flee his job. Gerald Kiwanuka, the Officer in Charge of Kotido Government Prison has confirmed Oluka’s disappearance from work, saying he is on the list of prison deserters.

  He says the desertion circular has been written and signed by the Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Services Dr. Johnson Christopher Byabasaija.     

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According to the circular, Oluka should be arrested on sight and handed over to police in accordance with article 47 sections 5 of the Prisons Act. Oluka’s known telephone contacts are out of reach.