Local Defence Staff Jailed 18 years For Murder

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AX 000354 Paul Keem, attached to Kawamong detachment was on Wednesday afternoon convicted on his own plea for murder.

A local defence staff has been handed an 18 year jail term by the High Court sitting in Moroto district.

Paul Keem, attached to Kawamong detachment was on Wednesday afternoon convicted on his own plea for murder.

Court heard that on December , 12, 2011,at Kawamong village in Moroto district, Paul Keem shot dead Lothuran Etukan, a resident of Pupu village, Rupa Sub County. His body was discovered the following day at the road side.
 
Keem then went into hiding but was arrested after a tip off by concerned residents.

He pleaded guilty on his own plea.

Delivering her judgment, Lady Justice Henrietta Wolayo described the actions of the LDU as unfortunate adding that the sentence would restrict others planning to kill elsewhere.

Others who were convicted and sentenced are: Micheal Loduk convicted for defilement and sentenced to 11 years.

William Angolikori Nayen, defilement sentenced to 12 years.

Peter Logwe, sentenced to 17 years in jail for defilement, Lokalei Agilo charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Thomas Were and Lokwang Longole were both acquitted of rape due to lack of sufficient evidence.

 

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Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.