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18 Arrested for Election Violence in Apac, Kotido

In Apac, eight supporters of the NRM party were arrested on Thursday night and are detained at Apac Central Police station.

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Police has arrested 18 people in Apac and Kotido municipalities for engaging in election violence. 

In Apac, eight supporters of the NRM party were arrested on Thursday night and are detained at Apac Central Police station.

They were found driving in a Toyota Noah registration number UAZ194E.

David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga Regional police spokesperson confirmed the arrests but declined to divulge more details.

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A vehicle registration number UBD 371C, Super Custom belonging to Jimmy Okello, the NRM party candidate for Apac Municipality Mayoral race was also impounded by the police.

Meanwhile, in Kotido Municipality, ten people were on Thursday night arrested over alleged election violence. Three motorcycles were also impounded during the operations.

Joram Yeko, the officer in charge Criminal Investigations Department, in Kotido, says that the group was involved in fights and threatening violence. He says that some of the suspects especially Boda Boda cyclists staged illegal roadblocks.

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However, some of the boda-boda, whose bikes were impounded by the police, told URN that they preferred to run for their lives after seeing the security personnel approaching.

Security has been tightened in Kotido Municipality since Wednesday after clashes between independent candidate, Jean Mark Aporu and the NRM's Peter Abrahams Lokii, which left 40 people with injuries.

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