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Rustlers 'roast & eat' one of DPP's stolen cows near presidential lodge

The warriors stole 158 cattle from DPP's home

The warriors stole 158 cattle from DPP's home

The cowhide of one of the 158 heads of cattle that the rustlers audaciously stole near the presidential state lodge in Karamoja over the weekend has been found.

The exhibit was found by relatives of the director of public prosecution (DPP) Jane Frances Abodo, just about 100 metres from the Morulinga presidential state lodge in Napak district. It is alleged that the raiders slaughtered the cow, roasted its meat and ate the 'mchomo' before continuing on their journey with the stolen livestock.

The cows were stolen from the kraal of Abodo's family on Sunday. Now, Abodo's family members are bitter and even suspect the presidential guards might have participated in the eating the stolen meat. 

According to eyewitnesses, the Matheniko warriors who were estimated to be about 60 and armed, drove the animals passing by the presidential lodge without any fear of being intercepted by the soldiers protecting the state lodge.

Mark Meri, a resident of Lominit village in Lotome sub-county said he hid after seeing the armed warriors driving out livestock at terrific speed past the state lodge.

"When I saw the unusual way animals were running, I noticed there was something going on, so I entered inside the culvert and within few minutes I saw armed warriors driving, passing on top of a culvert I was hiding in," he said.

Pian County MP also the husband to the DPP, Remigio Achia said out of 158 stolen animals, they only managed to recover 29 cows. He said this morning, they discovered the hide of one of his raided animals abandoned in a place near the presidential state Lodge.

"I think even the soldiers guarding the presidential state lodge also ate my cow because, how can the animal be roasted just 100 meters from the state lodge and no one could intervene to see why the fire is being set?" he asked.

Edrin Mawanda, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson could not be reached for the comment since his known mobile phone was off.

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0 #1 Akao 2021-09-13 21:05
Good for them! Share the wealth! The Karimajong rustlers stole our cattle in the 80s with the support of NRA governtment.

Now its their turn to get their their cattle rustuled.
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0 #2 Loveuganda 2021-09-13 21:22
Are the rustlers making a statement which the government have failed to understand?

Karamoja is part of Uganda but maybe they have been left out from upscale development. Mama M7 lodged their for some years; what happened?
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0 #3 Lakwena 2021-09-14 07:34
In other words, what goes around comes around!

In their "State of Nature", the Karamajong rustlers are saying: we have rustled Gen Guti's cattle, roasted and ate one of them in the backyard of the DPP, Justice Abodo; what are you going to do about?

Nene, ne, ne nene
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0 #4 rubangakene 2021-09-14 16:34
Congratulations for "photoshopping and promoting" Karamoja to look like some golf resort in America; an insult to the faithful readers who expect nothing else but the truth, be it pictures or words.

Back to the question of muchomo; what are we going to do about the Karimojong sharing and 'chewing' what they believe has always belonged to them, eh?
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0 #5 masembe 2021-09-14 17:33
"I think even the soldiers guarding the presidential state lodge also ate my cow because, how can the animal be roasted just 100 meters from the state lodge and no one could intervene to see why the fire is being set?" he asked"...

Mr. Honorable so you are very sure that those soldiers are well fed that they never have no "thirst" for meat, they enjoyed the results of your system. Soldiers seem not to be well catered for.
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0 #6 Chegem 2021-09-16 12:02
Rubangakene, there's no Photoshop, that's how the aerial view of Karamoja looks during the rainy season.

However, we are entitled to our own opinions. But we being part of Uganda too need protection of lives and property by the state, irrespective of who the perpetrators are
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0 #7 Failed State 2021-09-18 01:42
I am surprised that between a DPP and an MP who are a couple, serving NRM, there is no security for a kraal holding hundreds of millions in "animal wealth".

I was at DPP headquarters a couple of weeks ago, trying to beg Abodo to drop malicious charges levelled against me by a govt agency, and she had no kind words for me.

Yet everywhere on 12th floor of workers house, there were excessivelu armed Counter-terrorism police officers patrolling bother corridors and offices!!!

Makes me wonder what use extreme security in office serves, when your village is left to whom it may concern???? Do you really love your village Abodo? Just asking.
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0 #8 Zenden 2021-09-18 05:39
I just don't get it all where are UPDF ???? One can not walk 5km without sighting a UPDF camp yet warriors without fear will manage to steal cattles in broad day lights!!!

its the responsibility of UPDF to protect lives & property of its citizens from internal & external enemies!!!
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0 #9 Zenden 2021-09-18 05:39
I just don't get it all where are UPDF ???? One can not walk 5km without sighting a UPDF camp yet warriors without fear will manage to steal cattles in broad day lights!!!

its the responsibility of UPDF to protect lives & property of its citizens from internal & external enemies!!!
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