Suspected Turkana Warriors Raid Cattle in Kotido

Local authorities in Kotido say over 150 heads of cattle were raided on Sunday night and Monday morning by suspected Turkana.

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Suspected Kenyan Turkana warriors have raided unspecified number of cows in Kotido district.

The animals were raided on Monday morning from Panyangara and Nakapelimoru sub-counties.

It is reported that at least 150 heads of cattle were raided at around 7: 00pm on Sunday.

The Resident District Commissioner of Kotido, Peter Logiro confirmed the incident saying that the army is pursuing the matter.

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The LC 2 chairperson for Kamoro parish in Panyangara sub-county, Charles Namuya Apangole says suspected Turkana launched the raids on Sunday evening and Monday morning.

Namuya says the kraal of another man he identified as Alingabor was also raided on the same day, but the number of animals stolen is unknown.

On Monday morning, more animals were reportedly raided at Lokwakwa grazing field at Nangolapolon River near Kaileny army detach at the Uganda-Kenya border.

Witnesses say the raiders were armed men.

Paul Kifefe Lopor, a resident of Kapadakok village in Loletyo Parish in Panyangara sub-county says several residents in the area have reported loss of animals in coordinated raids on Monday.

The LC 3 chairperson for Panyangara sub-county, Paul Lobee says armed Turkana managed to raid 38 heads of cattle belonging to Apanaruk in Kalosaric parish.

The raid is an isolated incident in the district, following the disarmament exercise in the Karamoja region, and the other peace efforts to reduce cattle rustling.