Uganda: Lango Chief 'Ready to Offer' Kony Land to Resettle
Lango Paramount Chief, Yosam Odur has pledged to offer Kony land to resettle if the rebel leader ends his war. PHOTO/Bonney Odongo newvision
Tears of repentance flowed endlessly and hearts remained filled with forgiving thoughts as hundreds of Langi and other fellow countrymen Friday concluded three days of prayers for repentance, forgiveness and thanksgiving.
Held at the Mayor's Gardens in Lira starting Wednesday through to Friday, the prayers dubbed Lango Convocation ended with the extension of forgiveness to the LRA leader, Joseph Kony by the Lango Paramount Chief, Yosam Odur.
There can be no forgiveness for Kony ever. The Ugandan Army should hunt the prick and kill him and I would have no objection to a public execution of the bastard. Some people are beyond the pale and Kony fits the category.
Odur said he has forgiven the rebel leader for his campaign of rape, abductions, conscripting young children into rebel ranks and killing of the people of Lango. He also pledged to give Kony part of his land where he can come and settle if he could embrace peace by ending his war and crimes against humanity.
I think that the time might be ripe for the Lango people to replace their paramount chief with someone who has some sort of grasp on reality. Odur is clearly beyond batshit crazy.
Kony was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 but has evaded capture. He was forced out of Uganda in 2006 after 20 years of war in northern Uganda during which hundreds of people were killed, orphaned and displaced.
Hundreds ? I think that is a lot on the low side.
His group, once reported to be crumbling in strength, is believed to be now operating in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), or Central African Republic (CAR) or South Sudan.
It would seem likely that it is all three. There have been strong indications that many of his " followers " want to get out of his clutches and to be fair they probably are victims of Kony. Had the senile old fool Odur offered forgiveness to them he might have been worthy of us taking him seriously as it stands I would be tempted to arrest the fool for treason.
"The people of Lango and Acholi are well known for our forgiving nature and struggle for peace in the country but [we] were disorganized by the LRA war that targeted innocent people," said Chief Odur.
"Now am calling upon Joseph Kony to stop fighting and am even ready to offer him land for settlement." The prayers that saw Odur forgive Kony were organized by Lango religious leaders to give people of Lango and other tribes in Uganda time to repent to God for the wrongs committed by the country's forefathers since independence. What ? and at the same time forgive Kony. Wow this is taking batshit crazy to a whole new level. I agree Kony should be given some land it should be a couple of feet wide about 6 foot in length and 6 foot deep. It should not be marked in any way.
Hundreds of Christians, cultural leaders and politician from around the country attended the three days of prayer. The gathering also provided an opportunity for intertribal forgiveness for past mistakes under previous regimes. It would be interesting to know which politicians went along. Their inability to influence the outcome would suggests that they might want to think about alternative careers.