Oryem: Uganda Ready For Kony Trial

sale geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>State Minister for Foreign Affairs, price Henry Okello Oryem told press in Kampala that the position of President Museveni is that “if Kony is apprehended, his case should be heard from here in Uganda.”

Kony is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity that include mass atrocities, rape, and enslavement among others.

Central Africa Republic President Michel Djotodia told reporters in Bangui last Thursday that he had personally talked to Kony and some of his fighters and that the LRA had expressed desire to surrender.

UPDF publicist, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda, said Uganda remains skeptical about the reports but was firmly behind CAR’s efforts to ensure Kony gives in.

He further said UPDF would not hurt Kony if the remaining LRA militia converged at a designated zone for demobilisation and disarmament.


Oryem said Kony does not qualify for Amnesty anymore.

“According to the Rome statute the host country is allowed to try the case,” he added.

The Minister clarified that Uganda’s intelligence is in touch with CAR to ascertain whether it’s Kony or some masquerader pretending to be Kony and that if indeed he is, “we are willing to welcome him.”

Joseph Kony, the leader of the brutal Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that wrecked havoc in Northern Uganda and neighboring countries for over two decades, has lately exhibited intentions to lay down arms and surrender to the Ugandan government.

The US government has since called for caution, warning that Kony could be up to his tricks again.

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