Does The Law Account For “Spirits”?
There is arguably nothing that has led to more confusion among people on the planet than the concept of “the spirit”. This is the epitome of confusion among humanity. I believe this is because “the spirit” is as much feared as desired.
This concept has influenced many of our choices in the past and continues to influence our choices. The concept has successfully shaped world-wide prejudices, religio-political uprisings and it has woven some of the world’s most dangerous illusions.
One of such illusions is among the rebels in the Lord’s Resistance Army, who believe that their killings are in fulfillment of the spirits’ agenda.
They are so confident about their work for the spirits that they can even afford to give it in court, as reason for their killings.
Lakoch Par Oyoo, a witness in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that Joseph Kony was sent by “the spirits”, to orchestrate the turmoil Ugandans witnessed in the northern part of the country.
“Does the law provide for spirits?”, I wondered, after listening to Lakoch’s submission. Maybe you’re also wondering as I did. What do the law-makers out there, say?