THE Bokora and Jie clans of the Karimojong warriors of Moroto and Kotido districts have resolved to end their long-time inter-clan cattle conflicts.
The resolution was reached on Wednesday at a meeting presided over by Moroto LC5 chairman Terrence Achia at Kagole Chini in Bokora county. It was attended by over 700 Bokora and Jie youth and elders.
The warriors resolved to hand over any person who raids cattle from either clan.
Mark Lothiru, a kraal leader in Lotome sub- county, Bokora county, said, â€œWe the Bokora today promise that we shall not again move to Kotido and raid your cattle. Anyone who raids your cattle, we shall arrest and hand him to you,â€ Lothiru said.
He added, â€œIf anyone kills a person and he is identified, he is supposed to give 60 cows as compensation,â€ he said.
As a sign of reconciliation, the warriors of Lotome handed over 313 head of cattle that they had raided from fellow Bokora in Lopei sub-county.
Achia told the warriors, â€œWhat you have said here should be implemented. It should not remain here and tomorrow you do a different thing,â€ Achia said. The special presidential adviser in charge of Karamoja, Michael Lokawau, Lt. Gabriel Lomogin, the 3rd division army spokesman and Emmanuel Tuwagira, the regional intelligence security officers, attended the meeting.
Lokawau said United Nations Development Programme had released funds to facilitate the meetings and that the Bokora would meet the Pian this week.
Kâ€™jong resolve conflicts