Three Sudanese Held In Moroto Over Illegal Entry

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Three Sudanese nationals are detained at Moroto Central Police Station for illegal entry into Uganda. The suspects were arrested on June 29 along Moroto-Kenya having trekked over 100 kilometres from Lodwar town in Turkana.

Three South Sudan  nationals are detained at Moroto Central Police Station for illegal entry into Uganda.

The suspects were arrested on June 29 along Moroto-Kenya having trekked over 100 kilometres from Lodwar town in Turkana.

The suspects were reportedly meant to travel to Kampala on motives not yet established by detectives in Moroto.

Irene Aceng, the Karamoja police spokesperson confirms the detention of the trio after failing they failed to produce travel documents. She says they have since been transferred from Nakiloro border police post to Moroto CPS where they are still held. She identifies those in custody as David Aleper 32, Alfred Lokitse 19 and Lokai Lochobe 55.

Aceng says the suspects at first claimed to be having relatives in Kampala before confessing that they had actually entered Uganda without prior plans. She notes that the suspects will be produced in court soon.

Isaac Oware, third division spokesperson says illegal entry into Karamoja is a common practice because of the poorly defined porous border.

The arrest comes in the wake of Kenya government plans to disband Kaakuma and Dadaab refugee camp in Turkana County and the Somalia-Kenya border.

Uganda has since then planned to host the refugee spillover into the country at Naakabat village, Rupa Sub County in Moroto district.

 

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.