The ruling was on miscellaneous cause 24 of 2023 filed by the Attorney General versus 42 respondents. The suit was filed as per Article 26(2) of the constitution and under the Land Acquisition Act and Civil Procedure Act among others.
Before colonial times, the Karamojong had a system of regulating community rules led by the Council of Elders at the Akiriket. However, the powers of the traditional systems for regulating conflicts declined after the colonialists created a new structure of leadership that sidelined the elders.
According to Titus Jogo, the Refugee Desk Officer in The Office of Prime Minister (OPM), they have resolved together with UNHCR to relocate the Sudanese refugees to Kiryandongo to avoid the looming crisis in the district.