According to Police records, 150 people have been killed by the warriors and 73 cattle rustlers killed by government forces since November 2020 when raids resumed. 13, 000 heads of cattle were reportedly stolen and 9,000 recovered.
Col. Kwikiriza reiterated the armys commitment to recover the stolen animals driven into Karamoja. He appreciated the Turkana delegation from Kenya for the gains made so far in the recoveries and called for cooperation to get rid of animal thefts and raids.
Three Sudanese nationals are detained at Moroto Central Police Station for illegal entry into Uganda. The suspects were arrested on June 29 along Moroto-Kenya having trekked over 100 kilometres from Lodwar town in Turkana.
Refugees who cross into Karamoja region into the border districts of Kaabong, Kotido and Amudat will be rounded up and taken to Naakabat, a former gold mining camp located in Moroto, about 30 kilometers to the Uganda-Kenya border.
Richard Aruk Maruk, the South Karamoja Regional Police Commander, says his office has received intelligence reports indicating that many of the refugees may cross and settle in various areas in Karamoja once both camps are closed.
Prominent in the morgue are the skeletal remains of Michael Lodia, an inmate who was killed by a colleague as they struggled for sleeping space at Moroto central government prison. The incident happened on May 13 when Dr Kizza Besigye was remanded to Moroto Central Prison on charges of treason.
William Awany, the Officer in Charge Moroto Prisons, says Lomeri thumped Lodoi several times in the chest leading to his death. He says Lomeri will be charged with murder once investigations are complete.
In their May 5th letter addressed to Soroti Resident Judge, Henrietta Wolayo, the inmates say the last High court criminal session was last held in the district in 2013. Amos Lokut, an inmate at Moroto Central Prison says their continued detention without trial has led to untold suffering.
The incident occurred at Naleyo village, some three kilometers from Moroto town along Soroti road. An eye witness only identified as Loduk says the rider with his colleague were on the main road to Soroti when a Land Cruiser Registration No. UAU 348X swerved off the highway and knocked their motorcycle registration no. UEK 388H.
The contaminated water sources are found in the areas of Lokopo, Irriri and Lotome Sub Counties in Napak district. The finding was a result of an assessment conducted by Kyoga Water Management Zone-KMWZ on 15 boreholes within the district.
A visit to the villages in Nadunget Sub County, residents were busy harvesting white ants, picking a variety of green vegetables and most significant the planting season that has taken off in most parts of the region.
Prosecution told court that on November 18, 2015 while on duty in Amudat district, the accused hired out his rifle with 13 rounds of ammunition to a criminal gang contrary to section 122 of the UPDF Act 2005. He was charged with failure to protect war material, a charge that attracts a death sentence upon conviction.