Peter Losigiria, a reformed warrior and peace member in Moroto district, said establishing mobile courts and schools in pastoralist's kraals would help to get rid of people who have refused to stop rustling and help their children to have access to education.
Karimojong and Turkana pastoralists watering their livestock in Kobebe dam in Moroto on Sunday
pastoral community in Kenya and their Karamojong counterparts in Uganda want
the governments of both countries to establish mobile courts in the
conflict-prone corridors to increase and guarantee access to justice among
The pastoralists made the appeal during their annual peace review meeting
of (Ateker) clan held in Kobebe dam in Moroto district over the weekend. They
also asked the two governments to establish mobile schools in their kraals and
hard to reach communities that would complement and feed the sedentary
Peter Losigiria, a reformed warrior and peace member in Moroto district,
said establishing mobile courts and schools in pastoralist's kraals would help
to get rid of people who have refused to stop rustling and help their children
to have access to education.
"Am very sure and convinced that one’s these governments set up mobile
courts to the conflict-prone corridors, it will stop conflicts because the
criminals will become friendly and fear to be punished in court,” he said.
John Losia, another pastoralists and resident of Musupo
in Rupa Sub County in Moroto district noted that the persistent cattle rustling
among the pastoralists is a result of the absence of mobile courts to
punish criminals who are disturbing peace among the two pastoral
"Our brothers commit crimes and walk freely without appearing
in the courts of law due to the absence of mobile courts if these courts
are established that would be the end of this conflict, "he said.
Joel Lokoel, a Turkana pastoralist noted that pastoralists have no time to move
several kilometres to attend courts, which denies them access to justice. Andrew
Napaja Keem, the Moroto district chairperson assured the pastoralists that
their plea will be delivered to the relevant authorities.
“What you are requesting here I will be in a position to forward it to the higher
authority, but what's very important is that you live as brothers and
sister of one clan of Ateker," he said.