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Police Clash With Vendors Over Assault Suspect

Concy Atim, the Chairperson Kitgum Main Market Vendors Association-KMVA claimed that despite registering an assault case against the suspect vide police file SD 04/08/07/2018, police havent taken any action.
Kitgum Market vendors gather in the LC5 chairperson's office

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Business grounded to a halt at Kitgum Main Market on Thursday following a clash between vendors and the police. 

It all started when vendors closed their stalls and marched in a procession to Kitgum district headquarters accusing police of failing to apprehend Sylvia Okello Lacal, one of the vendors for assaulting her colleague, Alice Adong into comma.

 

Adong is battling for her life at Kitgum Hospital. The vendors displayed placards expressing their displeasure with the Police for purportedly failing to arrest Lacal because of her strong connections to politicians. The vendors held a meeting with the Kitgum district LC 5 chairperson, Jackson Omona.

 

During the meeting Concy Atim, the Chairperson Kitgum Main Market Vendors Association-KMVA claimed that despite registering an assault case against the suspect vide police file SD 04/08/07/2018, police haven't taken any action.

 

//Cue in: "Police Waco ni…

Cue out:…Waco nip e makke."//

According to Atim, the vendors are suspicious that the suspect could have paid off police to avoid arrest and frustrate the investigations, a claim the Kitgum district police commander, ASP Moses Oola dismissed.

//Cue in: "Pet ye kit ngat…

Cue out:…tero ne ikot."//

 

Oola told URN that the suspect went into hiding since the case was reported and asked the vendors to volunteer information on her whereabouts. The Kitgum District Chairperson, Jackson Omona asked police act swiftly and hunt down the suspect to face justice.

//Cue in: "Lot matye ma…

Cue out:…ki cit ki makki."//

The infuriated vendors agreed to call off the protest but promised to resume should police and district authorities fail to handle the matter to their satisfaction.