Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer for West Nile told URN that 13 refugees tested positive for the deadly disease in two lots that arrived mid last week and are currently in an isolation uni. He adds that they have resolved to close all the porous border points as a measure to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
“We haven’t arrested any suspect, but we simply identified few persons of interest to give us more information based on their knowledge about this incident, and we recorded their statement, and we don’t consider them as suspects, so the speculations should stop. Said Enanga.
Apanaluk died leaving behind 54 wives, 187 children, 116 grandchildren and more than 2,000 head of cattle. The incident has created a rift between the Bokora (people Napak district) and the Pian (people of Nabilatuk and Nakapiripirit) as the former want to revenge the killing of their elder and son.
Grace Atim, an elderly mother and resident of Ajan village in Lamola Parish in Odek lost her daughter to the disease. She says if they are empowered through vocational training and soft skills such as agribusiness, village savings schemes, and tailoring and small business enterprises they will be able to fend for themselves and relieve the government the burden of begging.