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Kitgum Police Holds 8 Over Violent Land Clashes :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kitgum Police Holds 8 Over Violent Land Clashes

Area residents told the committee led by Captain Okot Santos Lapolo, the Kitgum District Resident District Commissioner that the Pajong clan is behind the renewed land conflict.

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Kitgum police are holding 8 suspects for their alleged involvement in violent land wrangles. Denis Ochama, the Kitgum District Police Commander says the suspects violent land clashes in Lagot Alima Village in Omiya Anyima Sub County on January 28th. He says the clashes left at least 10 people injured and 9 grass thatched huts razed down. Two of them belonged to teachers at Lagot Alima Primary school at the border of Omiya Anyima, Namukora and Mucwini sub counties.

Pupils are just returning to study at the school after teachers fled following the violent land conflict. Among the injured was 58-year- old Charles Tolit, the Chairperson of School Management Committee of Alima Lagot Primary School who was cut on the left arm with a panga. Ochama identifies some of the suspects who were picked up on Monday as Orach Silvano, Okoya Nelson, Omona Loum Daramoi, Okeny Jackson among others. The others were arrested on February 8th.

Ochama says the suspects will be charged with arson, causing bodily harm and inciting violence. He refutes accusations that Police are meddling in many of the land conflicts in the districts. Members of Kitgum district security committee visited the disputed area on Monday to assess the conflict among the Pajong, Bura and Kabala clans that also affected the opening of Alima Lagot Primary School.

Area residents told the committee led by Captain Okot Santos Lapolo, the Kitgum District Resident District Commissioner that the Pajong clan is behind the renewed land conflict. They said the clan wants the other clans that have lived on the land for decades to vacate without any alternative settlement.

 John Ocen, the LC3 Chairperson of Omiya Anyima Sub County said the clans mutually lived together for decades and greed for land should not separate them now. Luka Nyeko, the Kitgum LC V told the residents that border wrangles between the Pajong, Bura and Kabala Clans in Mucwini, Namukora and Omiya Anyima are the only land conflicts the district is struggling to resolve.

Luka said his leadership is reliably informed that foundation bodies are behind some of the conflicts threatening the well being of some schools. Captain Lapolo cautioned the youth to desist from being used by elders to fight over land. He said he will use his mandate as chairperson district security committee to have all of them arrested and prosecuted.

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