Rev. Okunya was elected by the House of Bishops as the second bishop of Kumi Diocese in November 2019. However, his planned consecration and enthronement scheduled for December were cancelled on grounds that he had altered his year of birth from 1975 to 1970 to bring himself in the constitutional and canonical age bracket, which he had not attained by 2019 when he was nominated for the position.
Christine Akello, a relative to Opima, one of the victims, says that several other people had crossed to the island to collect firewood and returned safely. She explains that her cousin had gone on the last trip when a heavy storm attacked causing the boat to capsize.
Abala says that Justice Okuo erred in law and fact when she held that the wrongful declaration of Achayo did not affect the result of the election in a substantial manner and that she misdirected herself of the law of the Illiterate’s Protection Act Cap. 78, thereby arriving at an erroneous decision where she expunged 23 affidavits filed by Abala.
The tunnels were discovered at the home of George Odeke who was digging a pit latrine, raising concern amongst residents of Kokong village and its neighbours that the tunnels could be exposing them to danger.
George Odeke, a resident of Kokong Village in Kapir Sub County discovered the tunnels while digging a pit latrine in his home about three weeks ago. The existence of the mysterious tunnels was exposed through social media on Sunday evening.
The tunnels spread in three different directions were discovered by Justine Okello who was digging a pit at the depth of 8.5 feet. One of the tunnels is wide, approximately 100 meters wide while others are narrow channels measuring less than 100-meter-long but covered with marram.
The Commission Spokesman, Paul Bukenya said they declared Achayo after adding votes from eleven polling stations that had missed when Abala was declared. Abala will not any of this, saying he is already consulting his lawyers to petition High Court over the matter.
The Electoral Commission last week reversed results of the January 14, election, through which the incumbent MP David Abala had been declared the winner. Initial Results released by Peter Toddu, the Ngora District Returning Officer indicated that Abala won the seat with 8,317 votes, against Achayo' score of 7,828 votes.
According to the commission’s spokesman, Paul Bukenya, Achayo was declared the winner after the commission added votes from eleven polling stations that had not been included at the declaration of Abala.
The suspects were picked up for attacking Rev. Martin Ejiet, the Archdeacon of Ngora Archdeaconry, Rev. Sam Opolot and some Christians. The attackers, some of whom are said were armed with machetes invaded the church compound as early as 6:00 am and seized the vestry.
In Kapir Primary School Polling Station, there is a serious struggle for voters as they come to the polling station between agents of Moses Olich Edepu and Teso Affairs Minister, Agnes Jaff Akiror. Both candidates are struggling for Kapir County MP as NRM Flag Bearer.
More than 10,000 elders have enrolled for SAGE in the four districts, totalling to 28,428 beneficiaries in Teso Sub Region. There are more than 1.6 million elders enrolled under SAGE across the country.