According to preliminary information, Chelangat approached the legislator’s vehicle that was packed along the road in Sofia village around 11:45am on Sunday morning shortly arriving at Devine ministry of deliverance church for prayers.
Kabuleta, who was scheduled to hold his campaign rally at Masindi Booma grounds in Masindi town on Sunday, was received by hundreds of his supporters including Boda-Boda riders who met him at Kijura trading center, about 1 km away from Masindi town.
The supporters danced to Kyagulanyi's music dubbed freedom and chanted 'People Power' slogans prompting police to use teargas to disperse them. Allan Makweta, the NUP candidate the Industrial Division Councilor’s seat said despite the police brutality, they and ready to stand with Kyagulanyi.
The Lamwo District NRM party Chairperson, Mark Okeny says they are worried that the delayed fulfilment of the pledges made by the president while traversing Acholi sub-region during the 2016 general elections is likely to affect their campaigns.
Ritah Nafuna, another vendor told our reporter that she had sold 150 t-shirts at Shillings 10,000 each, something she said will help her cater for her family needs. She asked the government not to hound them but rather identify priority areas for the youths to make a decent living.
Francis Masereka, the Officer in Charge Operations at Kumi Central Police Station ordered his men to turn away whoever doesn’t have a mask. He said that they had received strict orders from their bosses to ensure that COVID-19 prevention guidelines are enforced to the dot in Kumi.
Jackline Kamugisha, an expectant mother and resident of Kanungu town council said she has been trekking a distance of 10 kilometers to access antenatal care services at Kambuga hospital. Kamugisha is happy that she will be accessing antenatal services at a nearby place.
Fred Alyomo, the Community project coordinator CORE, says they have planted 15,000 trees to help conserve the soil and prevent the effects of flooding whenever river Suume and Manafwa break their banks. He says their target is to plant 60,000 trees by the end of this year.
Bonny Okema, a phone technician along the main street told URN while laughing that he was shocked by the rare view of the presidential hopeful. Okema explained that he had thought that the country`s youngest presidential candidate was an artist shooting his video since he was moving with youth who visibly looked like street gangs.
Mayambala has been campaigning in some districts in central region since he was nominated and cleared by the Electoral Commission to canvas for votes. He told URN in an interview on Saturday evening among the burdens he is currently facing is paying off the company where he hired the vehicle he has been using since the campaigns begun, fueling it and printing campaign posters.
Kyagulanyi, who was addressing a rally in Soroti city on Saturday amidst teargas, said despite being known as a cattle keeping community, the people of Teso have repeatedly been deceived by the incumbent regime on compensation.