UPDF Soldiers kill Three Turkana Cattle Raiders

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Lieutenant George Musinguzi, the 5th Division Deputy spokesperson, says the Turkana cattle rustlers were shot dead during an attempted raid in Olodiko Sub County in Kaabong district on Sunday.

Uganda People's Defense Forces-UPDF has shot dead three suspected Turkana cattle rustlers in Kaabong district.
 
Lieutenant George Musinguzi, the 5th Division Deputy spokesperson, says the Turkana cattle rustlers were shot dead during an attempted raid in Olodiko Sub County in Kaabong district on Sunday.
 
 
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On Saturday, security authorities in Karamoja sub region held across border meeting with their Kenyan counterparts under the leadership of the 5th division UPDF commander, Brigadier Sam Kavuma over the raids.

 
Details of the meeting were not readily available by the time of filing this story.  There has been increase in the cattle raids since this year begun.

 
In January 2016, UPDF impounded 150 cows from the Turkana Community in Kenya following a raid on Nakapelimoru and Panyangara in Kotido district in December where 214 animals belonging to the Jie community were stolen.
 

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.