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  • Lokwang is my name

    Posted by Brian Jones

    24 August 2004 – krmjwarr (20k image)

    Lokwang is a Karamojong warrior from Panyangara parish in Kotido district. I met him whilst looking at a micro dam Cash for Work project that had rehabilitated an existing dam that had fallen into disrepair. It is now used by herders to water their cattle and goats.

    Lokwang is heavily scarred from previous raiding and expressed his great love of the cattle that he tends. He spends much of the year guarding the various kraals where the cattle are kept as they are moved around. His job is to look after the needs of the cattle and most importantly to guard them from the frequent raids from other groups. He and his fellow herders are all heavily armed and definitely not afraid to use them.

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