Torit’s Ohila, Omorwo clans reconcile after deadly clashes

Authorities in Torit County, Eastern Equatoria State, say Ohila and Omorwo communities of Bur Payam have reconciled and promised to never engage in violent conflict again.

In December 2022, conflict erupted between the two communities over revenge attack and castle rustling, claiming three lives and displacing families to Torit Town.

Over three goats and six heads of cattle were also raided during the deadly clashes.

However, the two clans arrived at the resolutions in a peace initiative organized by the Otuho intellectuals based in Juba with the support from state government in and peace partners over the weekend.

Speaking to Singaita 88.3 FM via the phone on Monday morning, the commissioner of Torit County,  Jacob Atari, said the two villages were able to come together reconcile and compensate each other for peace to prevail between them.

“We believe the reconciliation will bring peace to the two communities. For the people that were killed, their families will receive blood compensation,” the commissioner explained.

Atari also urged the two villages to stop revenge killing, cattle raiding and give chance for development.