Ali Ssalongo Kony, the son of the fugitive Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony has opened up on why he parted ways with his father. The 29-year-old recently returned quietly with his family members, including his mother, expectant wife, and three children to Gulu City on July 1 this year.
He has since been under the care of the Pageya Clan Chief Rwot Yusuf Okwonga Adek, a former peace negotiator between the government and the LRA rebel leader Kony. Ali, once a blue-eyed boy to the notorious LRA warlord, enjoyed top positions in the LRA including being the Chief of Security of Kony and the Coordination commander of the LRA and Sudanese allies.
He spoke to Uganda Radio Network in an exclusive interview about why he left his father’s rebellion campaign.