Brig Gen David Mugisha the second in command of the 3rd infantry division apologized for the incident and the miscommunication from their public relations officer and also condemned the act of the errant officers who participated in the murder. Mugisha disclosed that the five soldiers who were involved in this act have been arrested to face court-martial on murder charges.
Josephine Naduk, a resident of Atedeoi village said that ever since they received goats from the government, they have never had a peace as rustlers’ roam throughout the nights looking for goats to steal.
Mary Nakiru, a 13 years old female from Loputuk village said they struggle to burn charcoal or collect firewood depending on what’s in high demand and they take to a town that is about 10 kilometers away from the village to go for an exchange to get local brew residues as food.
Paul Logiel, a priest at Nadunget catholic church in the Moroto district told URN they have always tried their best to spread the message of peace to the community but unfortunately, it doesn’t reach the warriors who are still in the jungle.
Esther Anyakun, another learner said that teachers are just roaming up and down and they are not bothered about teaching. Anyakun says if the strike continues, they will fail since revising books alone may not help them.
A number of youth on Monday turned up at Moroto Boma grounds where the recruitment exercise is ongoing but many were eliminated over lack of academic documents, while others failed to meet the required age bracket.
Justin Tuko, the Moroto Deputy Resident District Commissioner-RDC, said they have already issued an order to security forces to shoot and kill those suspected of owning illegal firearms but they have given them the last chance to voluntarily hand over the firearms.
Samuel Justin Tuko, a resident of Tapac sub-county, blamed the district authorities for constructing the school in an isolated area. Tuko says the school is now used by pastoralists for the safe custody of their livestock.
The assailants also cut off all the fingers of the deceased on the left arm, thumb and last finger on the right hand. Police says attempts by residents of the area to identify the body have been futile.
In 2010, Cornelius Kodet, the brain behind the factory was given 100 acres of land by the community to construct 100 houses for the elders. However, since then, the houses have never been constructed. Rupa residents were surprised to learn that Kodet was instead planning to construct a cement factory and was in possession of a land title of 442 acres.
A number of residents in Moroto made it to the polling stations as early as 6:00 am to wait for the exercise to commence. In some polling stations like Camp Swahili Chini, Singila and Bazaar in Moroto town, voters started lining up as early 9:40 am after being cleared by the election officials.
Paul Bukenya, the deputy spokesperson of the electoral commission says that the issue of missing names on the register was more common in urban areas around Kampala compared to others places in the country.
Sando Modo, a resident of Natum-kasikou in Rupa sub county, says some people are already in conflict following their divergent views and decisions to support specific candidates. He fears that the conflicts might worsen after the polls.