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YIROL - 13 Aug 2019

Eastern Lakes authorities establish special court to try revenge cases

Authorities in Eastern Lakes State on Saturday launched a special court to handle revenge cases among feuding communities in the state.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday, Taban Abel Aguek, the state deputy governor said the special court is made up of four chiefs and a high court judge.

“The court will start hearings on Wednesday. It will start with 17 pending cases of revenge among the clans in the state. There were violent clashes between Kuanydit and Kuanythi clans in which several people were killed and cows raided, so the court will settle the disputes,” he explained.

The state official pointed out that the court will run for six months. However, he said the court duration may be extended.

Abel pointed out that the court will help control communal violence in the state.

According to reports, the routine of revenge attacks in Greater Lakes State prevails because of a lack of an efficient justice system.