KAMPALA, 25 January 2021 – Uganda’s fugitive warlord Joseph Kony has reportedly died from complications after being infected with the new coronavirus.
Several Ugandan media outlets repored the information Monday, citing senior army commanders within the Ugandan army.
None of the media outlets said that it had independently verified the information.
Social media in Uganda was abuzz with what has to be considered as a rumor for now.
The reports say Kony died of COVID-19 in the Central African Republic (CAR) where he was known to be based after fleeing Uganda.
Under former US President Barack Obama, a unit of special forces had been deployed to CAR to hunt down the rebel leader.
The team has not, to this day, reported sighting Kony.
As leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Kony waged a bloody war from northern Uganda (1986-2009) during which two million people were displaced.
He promised to convert Uganda into a theocracy, using the Bible and The Ten Commandments as a constitution..
Kony called himself a spokesperson of God and a spirit medium and other insanities.
He is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
One of his worst crimes was the recruitment and use of 66,000 children as child soldiers.