Joseph Kony Rao is a man whose life has been one marred by controversy and friction with groups such as society, the local and world authorities. His story is presented below as we look into his biography highlighting his personal life, background, leadership, and reign of terror in Uganda.
Joseph Kony Age and Place of Birth
Kony was born in the early 1960s to his parents Oting Nora and Obol Luizi who were Christians and earned their daily bread through farming. Joseph Kony hails from Odek where was born into a family of five other brothers and sisters.
Joseph Kony Education Background
Kony attended elementary school but did not however manage to complete his studies there dropping out of school as a young teenager.
Joseph Kony Leadership
Joseph quickly took in his relative’s footprints who initially led the Holy Spirit Movement which he later rebranded to the Lord’s Resistance Movement. This is remembered for nothing but a very dark time for Uganda.
The ‘occult’ recruited several young men and influenced them to carry out heinous acts across the country. These included murders, looting of property and community resources, harassment and terrorism, attacks, and mass displacements.
The LRA became a globally wanted movement and its leader Joseph Rao was the most wanted and sought culprit. He was however not arrested as the group died down. LRA initially had approximately three thousand soldiers who had pledged allegiance down to about one hundred. This was because it lacked funding and resource support from its initial sources such as the Sudan government.
Joseph Kony Personal Life
Joseph Kony had an ICC arrest warrant over his head due to his crimes infamous for recruiting children into LRA to commit crimes and fight for him. He was captured and for a long time was under global watch due to his crimes and actions. In 2017, these searches ended with him being declared as a non-threat to Uganda.
|Real Name||Joseph Rao Kony|
|Age||60 (As of 2021)|
|Education Level||Elementary School|
|Place of Birth||Odek, Uganda|
|Year of Birth||1961|