John Chilla, the Nakapelimoru Sub County LC III Chairperson, says suspected warriors abducted an elderly woman and a teenager last week from a settlement Camp. He says the warriors killed the teenager in the thicket while the old woman sustained fractures resulting from torture by the warriors.
Some of the girls who have been on the streets since they were minors returned with children born on the streets. URN reporter saw at least five infants among the group that were produced in Kampala streets.
Anthony Jabwor, the Kotido Resident State Attorney says that many people in Kotido don’t register complaints with the police or through the formal justice system but opt for the traditional justice system.
The station did not have working space for officers and was operating without police cells. Suspects held by the police were instead detained in a nearby market stall. Female, male and juvenile suspects were all muddled in one stall, prompting an uproar from the suspects, residents, and human rights activists.
In an emergency meeting convened at Lopeduru Village in Kotido Municipal Council, the chairpersons said some of the most vulnerable members of their communities are severely starving and can’t even afford one meal a day.