Joseph Kony Facts

Joseph Kony’s fame has soared recently. After the KONY 2012 video by charity group Invisible Children went viral, the world has been clamouring for the true story about Joseph Kony.

Kony Facts is here to provide the objective truth. We give you the Joseph Kony Facts, it’s up to you what you do with them.

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Joseph Kony Facts

Joseph Kony Facts

Joseph Kony’s date of birth is unknown. It is believed to be between 1961 and 1964.

Joseph Kony was born the last of six children. His father was a teacher and Catholic preacher.

Joseph Kony has stated he can hear from spirits. He claims they are too numerous to number.

Joseph Kony dropped out of school before graduating and began working with his brother, who was a practising witch doctor.

Joseph Kony became leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in 1988. He was in his mid-20s.

The Lord’s Resistance Army was originally formed as a Theological rebel group with aims of installing a Government based on the Ten Commandments.

In the early days of the Lord’s Resistance ArmyJoseph Kony convinced his soldiers that they would be protected from gunfire if they marked an oil cross on their bare chests.

The Lord’s Resistance Army has been found to physically disfigure victims, rape women, massacre villages, and abduct and force children to kill their own family members.

After 25 years the Lord’s Resistance Army are the longest continually operating criminal group to commit such crimes in the world.

In the past two decades it is estimated that Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army has been responsible for the abduction of between 20,000 and 60,000 children.

The Lord’s Resistance Army most commonly abduct males aged 13 to 18.

It is estimated that child soldiers make up to 90 percent of the Lord’s Resistance Army.

The Ugandan Government offer a reward for information leading to Joseph Kony’s capture. The amount: $11,000.

The Lord’s Resistance Army is currently estimated to have as few as 200 active members.

The Lord’s Resistance Army no longer occupy Uganda. They left in 2006.

The Lord’s Resistance Army currently roam between South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic.

Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army are responsible for the displacement of up to 2 million people since beginning their rebellion.

Joseph Kony was indicted by the International Criminal Court in 2005, charged on 33 counts, including 12 of crimes against humanity.

Joseph Kony is one of the World’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives, according to Forbes.

In 2011 the United States of America supplied 100 US troops to assist in the hunt for Joseph Kony.

It is estimated that Joseph Kony has up to 100 wives and over 50 children.

The Joseph Kony documentary, KONY 2012, tallied more than 45 million views after being online just three days. The video is most popular with Female’s aged 13-17.