The accusations follow a long standoff by the district leadership of Napak and Katakwi over administrative boundary. In February, the Local Government Minister, Tom Butime opened the boundary for the two districts but no common ground has been reached by the two districts.
Since the Minister of Local Government, Tom Butime made a pronouncement on the contested border in February, tension has remained high in the border. While Katakwi district welcomes the pronouncement, Napak district has rejected it on grounds that it was biased and politically bent.
Tom Butime, the Local Government Minister appealed to the committee to avoid exaggerating expectations and promises to their juniors which he says is the first route to internal failure, conflicts and breakdown in management system.