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Kiryandongo District Chairman Released On Police Bond

Ntairohoki and some residents attempted to erect humps at the Masindi-port trading centre in Kiryandongo district on Monday afternoon. He said he had on several occasions written to the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA demanding that humps are erected, in vain.
Julius Hakiza,the Albertine region police spokesperson commenting on the detention and release of Ntairohoki.
Kiryandongo District Chairperson Charles Ntairohoki Amooti has been granted police bond. Ntairohoki was arrested on Monday by police in Kiryandongo district accused of illegally erecting humps along the Gulu-Kampala highway.

According to him, the move was aimed at reducing the rampant road accidents on the road. The areas within Kiryandongo have in the recent past witnessed a series of accidents, some of which have been fatal claiming several lives.

One of them involved a Gaagaa bus accident, in which 23 lives were lost when the Kampala-bound bus collided with a truck in Nanda village about 12 kilometres from Karuma Town. Several other accidents have taken place in the areas of Wakisanyi, Kigumba, Kitaleeba, and Kiryandongo among others, killing and injuring people.

Based on the development, Ntairohoki and some residents attempted to erect humps at the Masindi-port trading centre in Kiryandongo district on Monday afternoon. He said he had on several occasions written to the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA demanding that humps are erected, in vain.

But Police officers led by Kiryandongo District Police Commander Charles Okello arrested him after failing to stop him from mobilizing the masses to join the drive. He was taken to Masindi central police station where he was detained.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Tuesday while the politician is out on Police Bond, the police are considering two charges of inciting violence and organizing an unlawful assembly against the district chairperson.

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