The main gate that enters Gen. Andrew Gut’s ancestral home in Iriiri/URN photo
A combined force of the army and police in Napak district are hunting for the group of unknown thugs who broke into the ancestral home of the General Court Martial Chairperson, Lt. General Andrew Gutti and made off with a Massey Ferguson tractor.
The thugs broke into the General’s home in Iriiri Village in Iriiri Sub County in Napak district around 12 am on Wednesday morning. John Lokut, the Iriiri village Defense Secretary, says the incident was shocking.
“Imagine breaking the Generals home, these are killers,” he said.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region Spokesperson, says the thugs abandoned the tractor in the nearby bush when it ran out of fuel.
“We are looking for them and they will be charged with theft and trespass, “he said.
Bosco Angela, another resident, says the incident comes a week after unknown people burnt the General’s Orange farm but none of them has been arrested. “I don’t know whether it was a deliberate move or it was burnt by a group of youth who were hunting for rats,” he said.
According to Angela, locals burn grass in the hunt for rats whenever there is draught.