By Emmanuel Omona PaOkech
Gilbert Olanya the Member of Parliament for Kilak County in Amuru district has distributed blankets and bars of soap to the 117 residents in Pukure clan in Amuru district whose houses got burnt in February this year.
The 117 clan residents of Pukure are said to have developed misunderstandings between themselves over a land matter and failed to agree on the matter.
This prompted a section of youth to take the law into their hands and torched over 117 huts in Dobo B’ Village, Banda parish, Amuru district.
Kagwa Okoya, one of the elders said that his 3 big huts, 3 bags of beans and 1 bag of millet were also burnt by the rowdy youth.
The residents who are mainly women accused Geoffrey Nyeko for leading the group of youth to burn their huts, the accusation Nyeko refuted as baseless.
During the fracas, Dobo Primary school, a parents’ founded school that was being aided by Save the Children was also burnt by the youth.
Joseph Lukwiya, the village chief said that Dobo Primary school had a population of 150 pupils.
Lukwiya said that all the school properties got burnt and that all the children are now staying at home.
Olanya cautioned the residents to resist taking law into their own hands adding that they should forward their matters to the local leaders.
The Kilak Member of Parliament also promised to give more support to the residents.
12 youth suspected to be ring leaders in the vice are said to have been arrested by the police.