Kapelebyong District authorities have stopped Karimojong pastoralists from entering the district to graze their livestock.
Over the years, Kapelebyong and Amuria districts are the only places that Karimojong pastoralists cross to graze their livestock during drought.
Francis Akorikin, the LCV Chairperson of Kapelebyong said that stopping the Karimojong from crossing to Kapelebyong was a precaution aimed at stopping the loss of livestock by the people of Kapelebyong.
Kapelebyong now joins other districts of Lango and Acholi which have banned Karimojong pastoralists from crossing to their districts accusing them of cattle rustling.
Joseph Komol, the LCV Chairperson of Kotido, and of Napak John Paul Kodet have asked the leaders of Kapelebyong to reconsider their decisions.
According to Kodet, most Karimojong pastoralists also run with their animals to Teso trying to escape raiders.
Samuel Korobe, an elder and a cross-border peace mobilizer for Teso said the decision by the Kapelebyong will affect the cattle keepers who are desperately searching for pasture.
Paul Lokol, the LCV Chairperson Nabilatuk said that he understands the decision by Kapelebyong. He says that security personnel seems not to have not helped the district get rid of criminals in the area and urged the UPDF and police to clean up Kapelebyong for the sake of peace.