John Robert Odeke, the Chairperson of the Laity in Mukura Archdeaconry, says that they have resolved to have Rev. Okunya consecrated, a decision he notes may not be affected by the Archbishop’s presence.
David Asubu, a resident in Kumi town says it is needless to celebrate Uganda’s Independence when people cannot have access to basic things like water. He challenged the authorities to ensure that water is made available and affordable to communities regardless of their status.
“In the second round of the nomination exercise, the now-retired bishop also attacked one of the candidates, Rev. Captain Moses Okello as Illuminati, a thief, who had stolen his keys and stole a letter that was published in the press, Red Pepper, relating the Bishop-elect Okunya’s standing as a married man,” the letter reads.
The decision by the former sub-county councils to allocate land for the construction of the sub-county headquarters have remained a subject of contention in Ongino and Kyere. Although the affected sub-counties are not the only ones that were split to create town councils in their respective districts, the two are under the spotlight.
Bishop Odurkami, who was responding to issues relating to the ongoing standoff between the Province and Rev. Charles Oode Okunya, said that the embattled priest enjoys the support of several clergies that he noted received training under his leadership during his tenures as the principal of the bible college in Kumi.
Oonya, who quit his job last year to contest in the National Resistance Movement primary elections for the Kumi County parliamentary seat, was involved in a motorcycle accident on January 31st, 2021 while collecting information on the presidential elections in Anyara Sub County.
Jackson Odong, an Independent candidate and Robert Ocen, the FDC flag bearer for Kumi Municipality MP note that unlike the District Council Hall which is spacious, the new tally center is small and agents and other people could be barred from witnessing vote-counting in Kumi in the guise observing SOPs for COVID-19.
Because of the personal details on the slip, the Electoral-commission advises that each voter picks their personal slips from the EC teams that are already in the field. However, in Kumi Municipality some politicians and their agents allegedly overshadowed the exercise by collecting several Voter Location Slips supposedly belonging to their supporters.
According to Amuriat, after being pepper- sprayed at Buwaya Village, on his way to Tororo district on Monday, he is still suffering deep pain especially after his eyes that couldn’t see for five hours. He told his supporters that he wears two pairs of glasses to try to protect him from the substances he is being sprayed with during the attack.
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.