The army has since January this year arrested and court martialed 200 Karamojong cattle rustlers.
Capt. Henry Obbo, the Eastern Uganda Army Spokesperson, says the group was arrested from various parts of Karamoja and arraigned before third division court-martial.
The cattle rustlers were accused of several crimes ranging from road ambushes, cattle raids to unlawful possession of firearms. They were handed down jail terms ranging from three month to nine years.
Obbo explains that the military court-martial has instilled a sense of accountability among Karimojongs who used to commit crimes with impunity.
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Obbo says that the army has through cordon and search operations recovered 1,956 illegal guns in Karamoja.
But the army is still faced with a huge task of restoring law and order in Karamoja. The 5th division Army spokesperson says that this would involve combating arms trafficking and breaking inter-clan alliances.
Namuk William, the coordinator of Karamoja Youths Peace Makers, a local peace building organization says the biggest setback to peace in Karamoja is inter-clan alliances. He explains that the Matheniko ally with the Bokora tribesmen to wreck havoc among other clans in Karamoja.