Saturday, 30 December 2017

Brigadier Pierino Okoya

Commander of the army's Second Infantry (RIP) and his wife Anna Okoya (RIP), were shot and killed in their home at Koro village, a few miles from Gulu town and Military Airbase on January 25, 1970.

Acholi Times.

Born in 1928 at Palaro, sub-county, Gulu district, Okoya joined the King’s African Rifles (KAR) in 1950, joining a long line of Ugandan soldiers in the outfit. Those who had joined earlier included Idi Amin, Tito Okello and Shaban Opolot. By the time Okoya died in 1969, he was only 41 years old and obviously with a long soldiering life ahead of him.

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