On Thursday, another resident Jackeline Anek, the village secretary for finance and mobilization was arrested unclothed and bundled into police patrol car. The angered residents now want unconditional release of the suspects and immediate transfer of District Police Commander, ASP Moses Oola.
The Church led by Pastor Josephine Anek reportedly started its operation in Kitgum in 2014. It teaches that medical procedures are not allowed and instead encourages its members to seek divine intervention because sickness can only be managed with prayer, not by medical treatment.
The group traveling aboard a Mitsubishi Canter Lorry Registration Number UAY 014B was destined for Masindi district, where migrant farm workers are often ferried to work on sugarcane plantations as security guards.
Security in Kitgum district is blaming the increasing animal theft in the district to laxity among farmers. Denis Ochama, the Kitgum district Police Commander says extensive investigations have revealed that farmers leave their animals to loiter freely attracting the attention of raiders and thieves.