Oluka, a Prisons Officer attached to Kotido Government Prison is at large in
connection to the disappearance of a 15- year- old boy from his home.
Oluka is said to have gone hiding following the
disappearance of Keno Loboi. The prison officer is said to have hired the
teenager from Kotido district to look after his goat at his home in Amuria Town
teenager is said to have disappeared from Oluka’s home on January 6th,
2019. Since then, all efforts by the boy’s family to trace him haven’t
yielded results raising fears that he could have been killed.
Keno’s grandfather, Gabriel Igira Apanalem has
called on local authorities to help trace his grandson. “To date we have no
information about my son. We have no information if he committed any crime. We
have mounted a search but in vain but we’re appealing to the authorities he us
find him, alive or dead. Since he went missing, our family has never been the
same. It’s the first thing we think about in the morning and the last thing we
think about when going to bed,” said Igira.
The family has reported a case of missing person
at Kotido Central Police Station. It is said that the pressure from the authorities
and Keno’s family, forced Oluke to flee his job. Gerald Kiwanuka, the Officer in
Charge of Kotido Government Prison has confirmed Oluka’s disappearance from
work, saying he is on the list of prison deserters.
He says the
desertion circular has been written and signed by the Commissioner General of
Uganda Prisons Services Dr. Johnson Christopher Byabasaija.
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According to the circular, Oluka should be
arrested on sight and handed over to police in accordance with article 47 sections
5 of the Prisons Act. Oluka’s known telephone contacts are out of reach.