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Family Demands Compensation for Gunshot Victim

The late Annet Ajok was gunned down during a protest protests in Lokitelebu where residents had barricaded Kotido-Abim Road paralyzing traffic for several hours.

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The family of the woman who was shot dead by Police in Lokitelaebu Town Council in Kotido district on Thursday is demanding compensation.

 

The late Annet Ajok was gunned down during a protest protests in Lokitelebu where residents had barricaded Kotido-Abim Road paralyzing traffic for several hours.    

Police used live bullets to disperse rowdy residents who were protesting the arrest of 18 women accused of torching the house of Denis Robert Okurut, a witch-doctor whom they accused of preventing rainfall in the area.   

There is a belief among the Jie that some people can prevent rainfall. Women normally storm the home of the suspect and either beat or lynch them.

  Faustino Okidi, an elder brother to the late Ajok wants government to pay at least Shillings 20 million to support the deceased’s family of eight children. 

Okidi says his sister, who was hit by a bullet released by unidentified police officer attached to Kotido Central Police Station, was the bread winner for the family of 10. 

  He explains that the family has remained vulnerable since her sister’s husband has physical disability. 

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Apollo Kyangungu, the Kotido District Police Commander, says Ajok was hit by a stray bullet, adding that they are working round the clock to see the family compensated. 

He however, didn’t specify how much compensation they expect to pay the family.