Floods Paralyze Karamoja Top story

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A week of heavy rains in Karamoja has left rivers severely flooded and made many roads impassable.

Many motorists have been forced to take longer, round about routes. Traffic is also building up on many bridges across the sub-region.

There are people trapped by the floods because roads have cut off their homes. The most affected roads are Moroto - Mbale via Nakapiripirit and Moroto-Kotido roads in South Karamoja.

Recently, the meteorological department in its forecast warned that the rains in the Eastern part of Uganda would not be destructive but normal. However, the region is receiving heavier rains than anticipated.


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About the author

Olandason Wanyama
Olandason Wanyama is the Karamoja region bureau chief. Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Abim, Kotido and Kaabong districts fall under his docket. Wanyama has been a URN staff member since 2012.

The former teacher boasts of 20 years journalism experience. Wanyama started out as a freelance writer for the Daily Monitor newspaper in 1991 in Entebbe. Wanyama also wrote for the army publication Tarehe Sita, the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) magazine and The New Vision. While not on the beat, Wanyama taught child soldiers at Uganda Airforce School-Katabi.

Wanyama is very interested in conflict reporting, climate change, education, health and business reporting. He is also an avid photographic chronicler of vanishing tribal life in the East African region.