The victim identified only as Yona is a casual labourer working for China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd, the Chinese firm undertaking the construction of Kitgum Central Market. He was rushed for emergency medical treatment in critical condition.
Health officials in the district disclosed that more than 500 people were vaccinated on Monday, the highest number recorded in a single day since the vaccination exercise kicked off on May 17, this year. William Komakech, the Kitgum Resident District Commissioner told Uganda Radio Network-URN on Tuesday that the vaccine uptake has shot up rapidly since the end of last week.
Kitgum has five radio stations that include Jambo FM, Mighty Fire FM, Peace FM, Pol FM and Tembo FM broadcasting in the districts of Lamwo, Kitgum, Agago, Pader, Gulu, Amuru, Nwoya and Omoro, parts of Karamoja, parts of Lango and South Sudan.
Samuel Odonga Otto; the outspoken Aruu South county MP supports the artist. He cites their failed attempts to push for a 49-year lease for the Lakang land after some corrupt individuals pocketed bribes to pave way for the land sale.
In a 12th October 2012 letter, Robert Ssempala, the Research, Advocacy and Documentation Officer HRNJ-Uganda warns security officials in the district to desist from being used by the LC V chairperson to implicate journalists on terrorism.