Since its inception in 2018, the sub-county which had been claimed by both Kotido and Abim districts has had no single school, or health unit, with only a few water sources sometimes shared with animals.
Micheal Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, says security measures have been tightened on all the routes leading to Abim district and its bordering districts following the unpredictable security in the region.
Nelson Otim Olwit, a resident of Abim Town Council, says that while people were angered by the death of Ogolla and the continued raids in the district, another group worsened the situation when they attempted to steal cattle from the same home on Sunday night.
In their petition signed by 40 power consumers, the petitioners want all the damaged poles and broken cables fixed. They also want PACMECS to waive off the service fees for the three months they have not had power.
Led by Rev. Caleb Omwony, the LCIII Chairperson of Abim Sub County, the families are claiming over 2,000 acres of land they allegedly lost when they were reportedly forced out of the area due to insecurity.
The girl was arrested on 22 February for interrogation in connection to a testimony she made in Kiru Church of Uganda, where she reportedly said she has been serving evil spirits together a Member of Parliament and that they were responsible for some of the bad things including some undisclosed deaths that happened in Abim district, over time. The girl reportedly made her testimony on Sunday 21st in public during a deliverance prayer at Kiru Church of Uganda.
On Friday, Abim Magistrate Court presided over by Nicholas Aisu, the Grade One magistrate heard that the suspect identified as Charles Dickens Orebo, a resident of Ywee-Wii village in Angolebwal parish Morulem town council reportedly assaulted Eveline Abonyo of the same village over a 200 Shillings debt.
According to Owilli, the deceased was seating in front of his house when he was shot dead. He says three people have been killed by suspected Matheniko and Jie cattle rustlers in his village since this year began. He says one of the residents was killed in his garden while another was shot with an arrow at a community borehole.
The councillor representing older persons, Grace Alany says that there have been complaints from members of the public and sub-county officials who allege that the motorcycles supplied were of substandard quality.
The community herdsmen learnt about the attack moments after they returned home from their respective polling stations on Wednesday, only to discover that the kraals were already empty. They had left their homes to participate in the election of sub-county leaders for the area.
Prosecution led by the Abim Resident State Attorney, Patrick Angulipa had prayed for a deterrent sentence arguing that there was general laxity by the public to adhere to the SOPs especially wearing of masks, social distancing and washing hands hence exposing lives to the danger of COVID-19 infection.
Enos Odong, the Officer in Charge of the Criminal Investigations Department-CID in Abim, says the residents first looted the produce on the truck before they torched it when the driver fled for dear life.