Lokidi who was attached to the 2nd Division 303 Brigade in Kanungu district shot dead Peter Lojale, the LCI Chairperson of Longelep village, Angol Lochariale, and Lopiringole Locheng. The incident happened after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in Kotido District.
John Bosco Akore, the church member and secretary Kotido Elders council said they believe the newly appointed bishop will be able bridge the relationship between Karamojong and the neighboring regions like Teso.
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.