The balaalo pastoralists whose cattle were confiscated by protesting locals in the areas of Ongongoja and Guyaguya Sub Counties in Katakwi district, remain stranded on day two.
The leaders have failed to find a solution for the now desperate pastoralists.
The Vice Chairperson, for Katakwi district , Mr Joseph Ecuman, said they found a neutral ground for the cows to rest as they consult further but the locals have paid a deaf ear.
“we are stuck as leaders, its only the aggrieved locals who should find a befitting solution” said Ecuman
The locals are protesting what they called the Baalalo’s continuous provocations, by leaving animals to destroy crops and also claim some have guns and are threatning the lives of local farmers
Mr Fred Kanyangambo, one of the baalalo pastoralists asked for leniency from the Katakwi locals.
“Where have were gone wrong, kindly forgive us, we shall sit down and sort any issue” said Mr Kanyangambo
Katakwi district leadership, passed a resolution in council last year to chase the balalo’s from their grazing land.
According to Ecuman, they are making further consultations, but stuck as the residents at Angobo Ochorimongin where the balalo’s are to relocated are also up in arms
“As per the moment as leaders we are fixed, the balalos need to mediate with the locals,” said Ecuman.