Cases of Gender-Based Violence still top the list of crimes that were committed in the country, according to the 2020 Police crime report and have gone up in recent months, following a COVID-19 induced lockdown that left millions of people stuck in homes across the country.
The accident occurred on Friday along the Kapchorwa-Tereyet road when a driver of a Fuso Fighter Registration Number UAX 370 lost control at aslope near Sipi town and rammed into a house. According to the police, three of the people on the truck died on the spot, while others were rushed to Kapchorwa General Hospital in critical condition.
Construction of the 13-kilometre road stretching from Kapchorwa town to Tereyet High Altitude National Training Center in Tereyet Sub County was supposed to have started earlier last year but the more than 300 residents have since refused to vacate until they are compensated.
On Monday, the women signed the petition at Noah’s Ark Hotel in Kapchorwa town during a dialogue meeting on the Cross-Generational Alternative Rites of passage in opposition to FGM in Sebei and Karamoja Region where FGM is practiced.