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Evicted cattle herders await screening at Kaya Bridge

Cattle herders recently evicted from Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatoria State have been assembled for screening at Kaya Bridge and Khor Limo areas respectively.

This was revealed on Tuesday by Phanuel Dumo, the Commissioner for Kajo-Keji County in an interview with The Juba Echo.

 “At the moment, the cattle herders that were disturbing are no longer here, they have shifted to River Kaya new bridge and then Khor Limo assembling point,” Dumo said.

“The forces are deployed on the side of Kaya Bridge to talk to the head of cattle herders to accept going peaceful because there presence has caused insecurity,” he added.

“We have taken them there, there should be some screening because some animals belong to Kajo-Keji community, we want to sort them out and we say good bye, they have to leave peacefully,” Dumo said.

On February 6th, the Governor of Central Equatoria State Emmanuel Adil Anthony ordered forceful eviction of cattle herders to their original home of Jonglei State.

This came in the wake of violence on February 2nd that left 32 civilians killed on the eve of Pope Francis’s visit to the country.

Dumo said the county authorities regretted the recent violence that saw 26 local civilians and 6 members of the cattle keeping community killed.

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