Acholi Clan wants Queen Elizabeth to Undergo Mato Put

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The Lamogi, a clan of the Acholi that led a bloody rebellion against British colonialists in 1911, want the Queen of England to undergo Mato Put when she comes to Uganda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in November. Zaccheus Olyel, the newly elected head of the Lamogi, says the clan elders have written to President Yoweri Museveni requesting him to ask Queen Elizabeth to undergo the traditional Acholi blood atonement ceremony, Mato Put. Mato Oput is an elaborate ceremony, which in English literally translates to