Security in Moroto district has been beefed up ahead of the peace run scheduled for Saturday at the Moroto Police Grounds. Security chiefs across Karamoja sub region are hold meetings in Moroto town to assess how best they can ensure security and stability for the people.
Security in Moroto district has been beefed up ahead of the peace run scheduled for Saturday at the Moroto Police Grounds.
Security chiefs across Karamoja sub region are hold a meeting in Moroto town to assess how best they can ensure security and stability for the people.
When URN visited the venue on Friday morning, the hosts were busy erecting tents as a truck ferried in seats. Inmates from Moroto Central Government Prison were slashing the overgrown bush around the police grounds.
Richard Anyama, the District Police Commander Moroto, says the town and entire suburbs are being patrolled by the police and army to ensure peace. He says the aim is to make sure no mishaps occur during the event.
At least 400 reformed cattle rustlers are to participate in the annual peace race that is instrumental in promoting peace among the pastoralists in the Karamoja cluster.
The traffic in Moroto town has also doubled since Thursday evening when some of the participants began arriving. Internal security operatives have not had time to rest for the last 2 days running up and down.
First to arrive in Moroto today was the Kenyan State Minister for Internal Affairs Simon Lesirima, who is also Member of Parliament for Samburu constituency. He was accompanied by Tegla Lourope, the peace race founder.
Lourope urges Uganda, Kenya and Southern Sudan to improve the lives of the warriors who have abandoned cattle rustling. He says the Peace Foundation has tried to promote peace among the pastoral communities save for only a few who do not wish stability in their areas.
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