Vincent Otti

Vincent Otti was a senior commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group which has been fighting against the Government of Uganda since 1987. As second-in-command of the LRA, Otti was allegedly responsible for devising and implementing the LRA strategy. It is alleged that in late 2003, LRA leader, Joseph Kony, issued orders to kill, loot and abduct civilian populations, including those living in camps for internally displaced persons. According to the indictment, senior LRA commanders, including Vincent Otti, subsequently began attacking several regions in northern Uganda.

The warrant of arrest for Vincent Otti was issued by the International Criminal Court on 8 July 2005 and lists thirty-two counts on the basis of individual criminal responsibility. He was charged with eleven counts of crimes against humanity and twenty-one counts of war crimes, including murder, abduction, sexual enslavement, mutilation, as well as mass burnings of houses and looting of camp settlements.

As with the other LRA leaders Vincent Otti remained at large. In late 2007, there were reports of a split in the LRA leadership and Otti was allegedly killed by other LRA senior commanders. In January 2008, Kony's special envoy admitted that Otti was dead although the exact circumstances surrounding his death remain contentious.

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