Former fighters of the Holy Spirit movement have denounced rebellion and want to be granted amnesty.
The late Alice Lakwena led the Holy Spirit Movement, which combined traditional beliefs of her Acholi people and Christianity, in a yearlong insurgency. Her fighters were however defeated by the government forces in 1987, prompting many of her followers to go into exile with her in Kenya.
Following her death last month, many of Lakwena's former fighters want to be pardoned and resettled.
According to the Amnesty Commission Demobilsation and Resettlement Officer, in northern Uganda, Sister Mary Okee, eight former fighters have so far applied for amnesty through the amnesty commission. The eight were part of the delegation that accompanied Lakwena's body for burial.
Okee says the amnesty commission expects many of her former fighters to apply for amnesty.