Dr. John Bosco Nsubuga, the medical superintendent of St. Kizito hospital Matany, says that they have lost eight External Fix Setter machines to patients. Nsubuga said gunshot wounds always take about three weeks to heal but due to limited space in the hospital, they are forced to release patients who return home with some medical kits.
Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto regional police spokesperson has expressed gratitude for the project saying the police have for long been grappling with a shortage of accommodation for their personnel.
According to the UPDF, the Karamojong shrines have been misleading the cattle rustlers by giving them false protection from being killed during raids. Gen Peter Elwelu, the deputy commander of Land Forces in the Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF, says that the shrines are used to empower the raiders.
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.