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Kony joins Otti

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th March 2006 03:00 AM

THE Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) chief, Joseph Kony, has joined his deputy Vincent Otti in the Garamba National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kony left his hideout in southern Sudan on Tuesday with over 70 soldiers, according to the army sources.

THE Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) chief, Joseph Kony, has joined his deputy Vincent Otti in the Garamba National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kony left his hideout in southern Sudan on Tuesday with over 70 soldiers, according to the army sources.

By F. Ahimbisibwe
THE Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) chief, Joseph Kony, has joined his deputy Vincent Otti in the Garamba National Park in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Kony left his hideout in southern Sudan on Tuesday with over 70 soldiers, according to the army sources.

Army spokesman Major Felix Kulayigye yesterday said the army had confirmed that Kony had crossed, prompting the UPDF to reinforce deployment at Uganda’s border with the DRC.

“We have stepped up security and we are on high alert although Kony and his men are weakened. We do not want to take chances. We have to ensure that our people at the border are safe,” he said.

Kulayigye said they had alerted the DRC authorities and the United Nations to disarm or arrest the rebels.

“Since we are not allowed to cross over and hunt them down, we have alerted DRC authorities to find them and annihilate them wherever they may be hiding,” he said.

In September last year, Otti crossed into the DRC with 150 fighters, leaving their women and children in Sudan with Kony and commander Odhiambo.

Sources yesterday said Kony had also left his children and women in southern Sudan.
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