The protests by the residents were promted by the recent arrest of Jimmy Vokuni, the Moyo LC 5 chairperson and four residents by the South Sudanese authorities in Kajo Keji.
Armed with placards and led by the Vokuni, the resident led a procession from Afogi border post to Moyo town council saying they are disappointed by the government' indifference to their plight. Vokuni told residents that he was tortured in detention by the South Sudan solider yet he had gone to the border on a mission of piece because of the dispute over Wano village in Moyo town.He warned that unless the president and government authorities take action to resolve the dispute, they will take matters in their own hands. //Cue in: â€œhow gruesome howâ€¦â€
Cueout: best way we can.â€//Vukoni later handed over a petition to Gertrude Obedi, the Moyo Deputy Resident District Commissioner for onward transmission to the president. Hassan Fungero, the Obongi County MP says they are fed up with the conduct of the South Sudan authorities yet their people live peacefully in Uganda.He called on Ugandan security to intervene and resolve the border dispute as provided for in the constitution. Daniel Buni, the LC 3 chairperson Moyo town council says 26 Ugandans have been killed by the South Sudan authorities but government has failed to take any action.