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.
‘’We lost people to hunger in big numbers. The report from Kotido District indicates that 1680 people died of hunger. During our pastoral work to the manyattas, we find children so malnourished, people very hungry, very thin and others dying in their houses and compounds,” Bishop Nasak said.
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.
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.
John Bosco Akore, the secretary of Kotido Elders council says the most effective way to distribute relief is to give households cash so that they can plan and spend on what fits them as far as food is concerned.
According to Onoria, the District Security Meeting resolved that government employees attached to offices outside Kotido municipality will now report to work by 10 am and leave by 2 pm for their own safety. "We believe this will help us to safeguard the lives of the workers from armed rustlers as security is addressing the situation," he said.