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Muhoozi Attacked Over His Views Against Karamoja Cattle Rustling

The Land Forces Commander, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has claimed that there are “some fake Karimojong politicians” trying to attack him.

Apparently, this is because he has strongly and uncompromisingly condemned cattle rustling in the area.

“First of all, the people of Karamoja support me and the UPDF. We are going to intensify military operations in Karamoja. The cattle rustlers will be eliminated,” Muhoozi tweeted.

Muhoozi claimed to have spent the last two weeks in the Karamoja sub-region. He says the area is probably the most peaceful part of the country. He added that the few remaining rustlers with be delt with without mercy.

Muhoozi also revealed that there is no need to reactivate Arrow Boys because the insecurity problem in the region is small and will be delt with.

In the recent month, warriors from both within and from neighboring Kenya have wreaked havoc in Karamoja by not only stealing animals but also killing innocent people, including security personnel.

In March, two UPDF soldiers and three geologists were killed and this prompted Muhoozi to declare “hell” on the perpetrators.

After the army disarmed gun-wielding rustlers in the early 2000s, the sub region enjoyed a period of relative peace.

However, the rustlers have rearmed, acquiring guns from across the porous border in Kenya and South Sudan. They are now falling back into their old patterns.

Lawmakers hailing from and around Karamoja sub-region recently urged the government to deploy Arrow Boys to fight the vice. They also claim that UPDF is not doing enough to address what they describe as a security crisis in the sub-region.

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