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M7 asks Kenya to handover Turkana warriors who killed Ugandan geologists in Karamoja.

President Museveni has asked the Kenyan government to handover to Uganda, Turkana warriors accused of killing three Ugandan journalists and two UPDF soldiers in Karamoja last year.
“The killers of the geologists must be handed to us for trial for murder. The guns were handed back to the government of Uganda but not the killers,”Museveni said.
The request was contained in an 18-paged executive order by the president .
In March last year, suspected Turkana warriors from Kenya shot dead three geologists from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development and two UPDF soldiers who were guarding them in an incident that happened at Kubebe area, Lokisilei Parish in Lotisan Subcounty Moroto District.
The geologists were on mineral mapping exercise in the area when they were attacked by the warriors who also took away the two guns owned by the UPDF soldiers.
According to Museveni’s executive order, the Kenyan government and its Ugandan counterparts can in the alternative organize a blood settlement to the families of the deceased geologists and UPDF soldiers but warned its should not be the traditional one of a few cows.
“It must be adjusted to the full value of what the deceased would have contributed in his/ her life , which life was cut short by those criminals,” Museveni said.

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