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Karimojong Rustlers Attack School, Kill Teacher And Injuring Other Two

MMOROTO: Teachers in Moroto district have threatened  to stop teaching in Karamoja schools due to continuous attacks on them by Karimojong armed rustlers. The threat by teachers follows fresh renewed attacks on teachers by Karimojong rustlers.

In a recent incident which took place on last night, armed rustlers jumped over the school fence of Atedeoi primary school in Moroto district and attacked the deputy headteacher shooting him in the hand and testicles, before turning the gun to his wife whom they shot and died on spot.

The attackers also shot and injured a one year old child of the teacher.

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Micheal Longole the Karamoja regional police spokesperson confirmed the incident describing it as unfortunate. He identified the injured deputy head teacher as Peter Chepskor and his dead wife as Joy Chebet

Longole says the motive of the attackers is not yet known since the school has no single livestock where they could be suspected wanting to steal animals. According to the regional police mouth piece with the help of police canine dog, one suspect has been arrested although they have not yet recovered any gun.

He further says the injured deputy head teacher together with his child are receiving treatment from Moroto regional referral hospital while the body of his wife was taken to Moroto hospital mortuary.

Moses Odeke a primary teacher in Moroto says teaching primary schools in rural areas in Karamoja has become more risky adding that the armed rustlers are no longer respecting teachers.

“Those years, Karimojong rustlers didn’t attack teachers, they used to respect teachers so much but now days things have changed”-he says

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