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Rowdy Clan Members Loot Over 20 Cows In Revenge Attack

The Koki clan members reportedly descended on Kalabong Central Village on Monday afternoon and looted over 20 cows, several kilograms of Sim sim and maize from members of Yom clan to avenge the death of 18-year-old Richard Akera Oton, a primary six pupil of Kalabong primary school.
Angry members of Koki clan in Namokora Sub County in Kitgum district have raided a neighboring village and looted livestock, food crops and household properties worth millions of Shillings in a suspected revenge attack.  

The Koki clan members reportedly descended on Kalabong Central Village on Monday afternoon and looted over 20 cows, several kilograms of Sim sim and maize from members of Yom clan to avenge the death of 18-year-old Richard Akera Oton, a primary six pupil of Kalabong primary school.     

Oton was allegedly beaten to death on Friday last week on orders of a member of Yom clan. Kenneth Nyero Nyokcek, the Namokora sub county LC V councilor says the deceased was suspected of dating the a girl from the Yom clan, which didn’t go down well with her father.    

He says the teenager was first caught chatting with the 16-year-old girl at her father’s residence and escaped leading to a man hunt by the girl’s father. Nyokcek says a group of youths from Yom clan cornered the deceased on Friday and thumped him into coma.    

He breathed his last at Namokora health center IV on Saturday where he had been rushed for treatment. This prompted his clansmen to gang up and avenge his death on Monday afternoon. A police officer told URN on condition of anonymity that it took the intervention of police to avoid further escalation of tension between the two clans.  

The officer says they have commenced investigations into the matter, saying they will apprehend all those behind the mob action. Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN that he was held up in a meeting.