The United States on Wednesday offered a reward of up to $5 million each for fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and some of his top aides in the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group.
Mr.Kony, who has been accused of terrorizing northern Uganda for 20 years and was ejected from the country along with his rebel group in 2005, is wanted by the International Criminal Court. The warlord and a few hundred followers are now believed to roam the remote jungle straddling the borders of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. His guerrillas are accused of abducting children to use as fighters and sex slaves, and of hacking off victims’ limbs as a method of intimidation and revenge.
The State Department said that Mr. Kony, along with aides identified as Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen, had been cited under the department’s newly expanded War Crimes Rewards Program. Under the program, the State Department offers rewards of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest, transfer or conviction of such fugitives.
From Newyork Times