29 cattle raiders killed in three months: Uganda army

Cows being herded in Namalu, Nakapiripirit. The Ugandan army says it has killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • The Ugandan army said most of the raiders killed were from the Jie and Dodoth pastoral communities from South Sudan, but the number may also include ethnic Turkana from Kenya.
  • They also recovered 12 weapons.
  • The army said the raiders were making increased incursions to steal cattle in Uganda.
  • Pastoral communities in the region often graze their cattle across borders.
  • Kenyan herders are allowed to do so in Uganda in the dry season provided they are not armed.



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