KAMPALA, Thursday â€” At least 40 armed Ugandan cattle rustlers were on Wednesday killed by Kenyan warriors and security forces when they crossed into Kenya to raid cattle, Ugandan military officials said.
The army spokesman in northeastern Uganda, Lt. Gabriel Lomongin, told IRIN that up to 90 Karimojong raiders from Uganda had on Tuesday night entered the Turkana community to steal cattle.
Lomongin said Ugandan security forces had prior knowledge of the attack and had alerted their counterparts in the northwestern Kenyan area of Lodwar.
â€œThe group of between 70 and 90 warriors attacked and the prepared Turkanas and GSU (General Service Unit) in Kenya killed about 40 of them, including a notorious Bokora (Karimojong clan) warrior,â€ Lomongin added.
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