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13:32
13:32

Karamoja Elders Order UPDF to Vacate Traditional Shrine Lotisan sub county 1 1

The area in question used to be the main Akiriket for the people of Matheniko clan as well as the meeting point for elders before the UPDF forces established the military detachment. The elders now want back their land so that they can revive the Akiriket.
15:11
15:11

Karamoja Elders to Revive Traditional Disciplinary System desciplinary action 1 1

Before colonial times, the Karamojong had a system of regulating community rules led by the Council of Elders at the Akiriket. However, the powers of the traditional systems for regulating conflicts declined after the colonialists created a new structure of leadership that sidelined the elders.
07:35
07:35

Karimojong Elders Hand over Cultural Powers to Matheniko karimojong culture 5 3 Top story

The transfer, expected 19 years ago, faced delays due to regional instabilities. The ritualistic transfer of power occurred at Akiriket, one of the largest shrines in Lotisan Sub County. It involved the sacrificial offering of a black bull, symbolizing the transition from darkness to light within the community.
07:39
07:39

Karamoja Elders Reject Cultural Leader, Demand More Consultations 3 1

Mark Aol Musoka, an elder appointed as the Minister for Peace and Security, notes that while the initiative was commendable, it was rushed and lacked comprehensive consultations. He expressed concerns that the institution's viability could be compromised due to this hurried decision-making process. However, the initiative has met resistance from a section of Elders who have rejected the cultural institution, alleging that they need a lot of time to do consultations over the matter.
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