30,000 Karamajongs Resettled on Disputed Land

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More than 30,000 Karamajongs who were displaced by several years of cattle rustling have been resettled by Moroto district authorities along the disputed borderland with Katakwi district.
The Iriir Sub County LC 3 Chairperson, Michael Logwel, says his office has so far registered and resettled 30,000 homeless people at Amaratoit and Alekilek. He says the majority of those registered are returnees from Mbale, Iganga, Jinja and Kampala.
Logwel is optimistic that the resettlement will promote peaceful co-existence between the Karamojongs and Iteso, and also prevent cattle rustlers from sneaking through uninhabited areas in Bokora County to carry raids in Teso.
The Moroto district LC5 Chairperson, Peter Ken Locap has warned the office of the prime minister against interfering in the resettlement exercise. His warning comes amidst reports that district leaders in Katakwi district have petitioned the prime ministers office to intervene and pronounce it self on the disputed land.
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A row has erupted between Katakwi and Moroto districts authorities, over the ownership of the land located along the border between the two districts.