The Elders' council resolved to pick fifty youth from each of the 14 clans in Kotido district, to constitute the special battalion whose mission is to go and capture the warriors hiding in the jungle, for handing over to the government for legal action.
During the monitoring visit by the Kotido district leaders, they found out that some parents are intentionally starving their children so that they remain malnourished and continue benefiting from food and cash.
Moses Amuya, the acting UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson, says that the officer in charge of Rengen Army Detach retrieved the gun and two pieces of ammunition from the nearby bush where Mzee Komol's son had placed it.
The incident happened at Lopero village in Rengen sub county Kotido district on Tuesday evening. Available information indicates that the two armed warriors shot at the car in which the principal Mary Achuma was travelling on a journey to Kaabong from Kotido district.
Sean Paul Atanya, the LC 3 chairperson of North division told URN that the community members abandoned the warrior's bodies as they fled the village. Atanya says since the incident happened, no one has returned back to the village since people are scared of what transpired.
Daniel Lotyang, the youth councilor representing Longaroe sub-county and a para-social worker, told URN that he found the frustrated children screaming while watching their mother's lifeless body dangling on a rope inside the grass house.
Daniel Lotyang, a youth representative in Longaroi sub-county said the dispute started when councillors started moving around villages to assess the hunger situation and lobbying support from well-wishers. But the sub-county chief objected to their approach saying that it was undermining his office.
Joseph Lomongin, the CAO for Kotido while announcing the withdrawal of teachers on Tuesday at the district headquarters, said the school will be closed for two weeks as they await a security report from the sub-county administrators.
John Bosco Akore, the Secretary of Kotido Elders Council said they resolved to acquire 200 acres of land from the fourteen clans within Kotido district for joint farming. He says that they are optimistic that they will reap big from the harvest.
Peter Loruk, a farmer in Panyangara sub county kotido district says although the armyworms haven’t destroyed anything yet, he’s worried of planting the only available seeds in the garden because the pest may destroy it yet he doesn’t have any reserve seeds.
Florence Kirabira, the coordinator of the small arms control program, said that the Africa Amnesty Commission campaign, which came to an end on April 30th in Karamoja sub-region started on January 23, 2022.