In any one region of Karamoja, there are numerous armed actors. They include the military and LDUs, the police and local auxiliary police, former security forces personnel, local politicians and counsellors, a limited number of civilians,39 and pastoral warriors. The vast majority of these actors are armed with assault rifles.
Kalashnikov-pattern assault rifles are the most prevalent types of weapon circulating in Karamoja. Weapons of this type are used by both state and non-state actors.
These weapons employ the 7.62 x 39 mm Warsaw Pact standard cartridge, which is prevalent across the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. Ammunition...