Nearby the village of Coo-Rom, two young girls, relatives of Dominic Dominic Ongwen’s nieces carry back to the family compound jerricans of water, collected in a nearby water pump.
Dominic Ongwen's relatives lived in 2 nearby and different homesteads (composed of 12 huts in one and 5 in the other). They approximately amount to 35 people.
Dominic Ongwen is born nearby, in 1975. He is the ex-commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in northern Uganda. As the head of one of the four LRA brigades, Ongwen was a member of the "Control Altar" of the LRA that directs military strategy. He is currently detained by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and has been awaiting trial. Proceedings commenced 6 December 2016.