Crime & Investigation

Kony Signal Director Quits, Returns to Uganda

The former Signal Director of Lord’s Resistance (LRA), stomach Maj. Michael Onen finally arrived in Gulu town on Monday evening after spending over 23 years in the bush.
Maj. Onen was welcomed at Gulu airfield by the joyful relatives, religious leaders led by Bishop Macleod Baker Ochola, political leaders, local government officials and members of non-governmental organizations involved in the peace return and rehabilitation in the region that suffered two decades horrible of war.
According to his relatives, Onen was captured by the LRA rebels when he was only 12 years from Alero Primary School in Nwoya district.
He rose through the ranks to become Kony’s personal radio call operator and later the Signal’s Director.
He deserted Kony last month and surrendered to the American military advisers in Sam-Ouandja, in northern Central African Republic.
Sources in CAR capital, Bangui told this reporter that there have been massive pressures on Kony and his group who are roaming the vast uncontrolled areas between Sudan CAR.
“Things are becoming unbearable for Kony and his remnants. They are surviving on poaching and terrorizing villages but time is running out for them,” a security source in Bangui said.
Kony is widely believed to be in Darfur with a small unit that gathers for him food and attack vulnerable unarmed locals.
The UPDF is still in CAR to pursue the fragments who Uganda from Uganda around 2007 and first based in Democratic Republic of Congo before crossing to CAR.
The December 2008, Operation Lightening Thunder commanded by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba flashed out Kony from his then safe haven in DRC.

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