Bishop Obaikol asked Christians to desist from interfering in church matters. He also appealed for calm in the transitional process of the diocese, urging Christians to pray instead of fronting violence.
Olaraju who was riding a police motorcycle knocked Peter Osakan, 66 near Cornerstone Pub in Nakatunya Ward, Soroti Municipality while he was rushing to reinforce police officers at Central Police Station.
Subsequently, a group of youth started pelting stones at the police and later blocked Soroti- Lira road, adjacent to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital. The other groups took off to the Soroti Sports Ground chanting FDC slogans. They burnt tyres on the road, blocking traffic for about 30 minutes before the police dispersed them.
The Regional PSU Officer for East Kyoga, Joseph Kabongech attributes the vice to inadequate training of the officers in the police detective unit. He observed that mismanagement of cases arises when officers use their offices for selfish gains.
Sarah Akiror, an expectant mother from Kadungulu sought treatment from Apapai HC1V in Serere district that required an ultrasound scan. There was no scan in Apapai and was referred to Serere HC 1V, which had the same problem.
The Mayor also raises concern about the slow police response into Boda- boda attacks and thefts that have triggered fear among his electorate in Soroti Municipality. Omer claims that police only work for people who have money and power at the expense of the poor.
Musoke’s family accuses Mukula of using underhand methods to deprive them of their land. Ayub Ssegawa and Hadija Mukasa, both Musoke’s children claim that Mukula bought the contested land from the late Fazil Ali, a squatter without their knowledge.