Budi community call for justice of their son killed in Uganda border

Victim of 2013 conflict calls for Justice in Leer, Unity State

Authorities in Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State, have condemned their son’s death, shot dead by unknown gunmen between Uganda and the South Sudan border.

The deceased, identified as David Taban, age, 30 from Lotukei village, was shot and killed by an unknown assailant.

The incident on Friday last week at 11 am in the Karenga district of Uganda.

Ms. Flora Anyu is the Chairlady of Budi County.  She says the late was on a motorbike transporting goods from Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya to Budi via Uganda bordering district Karenga town.

Anyu called on the government on both sides to investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators to face justice.

Mr. Paul Omwony, a cousin brother to the deceased, also asks the government of Uganda to investigate the killing of his beloved late relative.

“We lost this young person like this who has been struggling for his family and us. He was just killed innocently without any reason. I am asking the government of Uganda and South Sudan to provide security to civilians crossing because many bad people have guns and kill people. He has been helping to pay some children to school, and I don’t know who is going to take care of that.”

He is urging any well-wishers to help support the family of the deceased for a better life.

The local community councilor known as the LC3, who spokes to Singaita FM over the phone from Uganda, says Uganda is investigating the incident.

Mr. Genesis Lochomin says no suspects have been identified in connection with the killing, but their investigation is ongoing to find the culprit.

“Our beloved person was killed on the road by unknown people he was shot on the way almost Karenga is 9 kilometers to reach Karenga town he was carrying a woman the government is going ahead to investigate the perpetrators let be patience we have taken slow investigation to find what has happened.”

Lochomin urges youths not to take the matter into their hands but allow the two governments to follow the perpetrators and arrest them.

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