are nursing injuries after falling from a speeding vehicle while being
transported to cast votes in Omoro County.
The incident happened on Thursday in Acet Town Council, 15 kilometers away from
Omoro District Headquarters. The victims had boarded a double cabin Land
Cruiser Pickup with concealed registration number plate suspected to belong to
one of the security agencies.
They have been identified as Denis Okol 20, Patrick Okello 34, Edward Obang 24,
and John Bosco Ojok.
One of the victims who spoke on condition of anonymity says the occupants of
the vehicles who were security personnel picked them up from Ogwari village in
Orafoyo Sub-county. The source who sustained injuries on his knees says they
were meant to be transported to vote in Kasonzi's home polling station in Acet
According to him, the security personnel whom he didn’t reveal their identities
told them to vote for National Resistance Movement candidate Andrew Ojok
He however says as the driver of the vehicle negotiated a sharp corner at high
speed in Acet Trading center, three other people including him who were seated
behind lost balance before falling off the moving vehicle.
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He notes that after the incident, they were only given 35,000 shillings to carter
for their medical bills.
John Bosco Ojok, one of the voters who was involved in the accident says he
sustained a head and chest injury.
are receiving medical treatment at Divine Mercy Clinic in Acet Town Council.
Medical personnel says although three others sustained minor injuries and
bruises and are out of danger, one of them requires referral for further
Uganda Radio Network reporter in Omoro also witnessed a number of double cabin
pickups with concealed registration number plates traversing various areas
within Omoro County. The majority of the vehicles were being driven by Resident
District Commissioners and NRM carders and carrying locals.
Earlier, the Forum for Democratic Change party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi
raised concerns that many government vehicles with concealed number plates have
been deployed in Omoro District and are being used in favor of the NRM candidate.
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David Ongom Mudong, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson says the Police were investigating the incident.
He notes that they have also alerted their sector commanders manning various
checkpoints to impound vehicles being driven with concealed number plates
saying its unlawful.