Joseph Kony is presumed alive by all international actors in the region. There is little to no doubt on that fact. On 2 December 2011 an abductee escaped into a town in the Central African Republic and, according to the United Nations, the boy reported that Joseph Kony was alive in southeastern CAR and was aware of the US military deployment in the region. This corroborates with information received from the United Nations and Invisible Children’s partners in the region.
Additionally, in August 2011 one of Joseph Kony’s “wives” escaped from the LRA. When asked in February 2012, she said that she saw Joseph Kony “every day.”