Akello who was reading her father’s biography concluded with a piece of advice to the mourners to avoid practices that are detrimental to their lives. She said that her father had history of smoking for about 10 years in his youthful age but the effects of the vice showed up when he was 62 years when he least expected.
Ouma is the first in the Oceng lineage to inherit the Parakono sub-clan throne, in several years since the death of the once-powerful clan Chief Lutwayi I in the 1920s. Since then, the clan has been headed by caretakers until last year when Ouma was appointed as the legitimate clan chief in February.
Babra Akao, also a farmer neighboring Ogwang’s farm says livestock farming is a good investment but a capital-intensive enterprise. She appealed to the government to extend restocking programs to areas where they have not reached in order to empower the common man.