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Police Disperses Jubilant NRM Members For Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines

Several of the Nrm supporters consisting of old, young, women and men wore no masks and failed to observe social distance in disregard of the health Ministry Guidelines on preventing spread of covid-19.
NRM supporters in kitgum municipality
The Police on Friday evening dispersed hundreds of  National Resistance Movement supporters -NRM in Kitgum Municipality for Flouting COVID-19 guidelines.  

This was after supporters of different party Members who were deemed to be leading in results from today's NRM party primaries for both the woman MP and direct constituency seats descended at the party's offices on Uhuru drive street in jubilation.

The crowds were mainly comprised of supporters of the incumbent Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Atim Anywar, Chua West Contestant William Otim alias Bosmic and the Kitgum Woman Parliamentary Contender Lillian Aber.

Several of the NRM supporters consisting of the old, young, women and men wore no masks and failed to observe social distancing in total disregard of the health ministry Guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

For several hours of the supporters danced and ululated as security personnel comprising the army and police stationed just a stone throw away at Kitgum Central Police station watched. At 5:51 pm, the District Police Commander Tommy Eyaku ordered armed field force, police officers, to disperse the crowds.

This was also after the numbers of those gathered at the NRM Party office had grown beyond control, yet still, efforts by the candidates to control their supporters yielded no fruit. The crowds were escorted by armed police officers away from the party offices.

Kitgum Central Police station officer in charge of criminal investigation Robert Oken told URN in an interview that the crowds were endangering their health

Kitgum district recently witnessed a spike in COVID-19 community transmission cases with at least 29 cases registered in the past two weeks alone accumulating to 31 confirmed cases since March this year.  Official results from the polls are yet to be announced.