A state official in Uganda has asked the military to shoot Kenyan and South Sudanese pastrolists who enter the country armed, according to local media.
The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Moses Kizige said the Northern region’s peace and stability was being threatened by armed ethnic Pokot and Turkana cattle rustlers from Kenya and South Sudan.
“The government didn’t disarm the Karimojong to allow armed pastoralists from neighbouring countries to disturb them. We shall now start killing them to save the lives of our harmless people in Karamoja,” he said.
Kizige, however, said that Uganda was ready to help disciplined neighbours.
Additional editing by Amos Desmond Wambi