The LC 1 Chairperson of Lokwamuri Village, Lorengedwat Sub
County in Nabilatuk district has been arrested for campaigning against COVID-19
He was allegedly telling the community not to accept the vaccines claiming they cause infertility among men and women.
Angello Albino is accused of telling the people to stop wearing
masks claiming COVID-19 in a hoax and and people should not follow the SOPs set by the
Ministry of Health.
Its alleged that Albino incited the youth against the
health workers at Lorengedwat Health Centre III where the front line workers
were receiving jabs against COVID-19 yesterday. He ganged up youths and men
to stop the vaccination exercise which was on going at the health facility.
His propaganda was immediately countered by the Nabilatuk
Resident District Commissioner, Milton Odongo who was chairing a peace meeting
at the same Sub County headquarters. Odongo ordered for an immediate arrest
of Albino who is now held at Nabilatuk Central Police
The RDC says Albino will be charged with sabotaging
government program and promoting the spread of a dangerous disease.
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The LC III Chairperson of Lorengedwat Emmanuel Longes Lorika
said the LC chairperson stood up during a peace meeting chaired by the RDC to
say he would never accept a the COVID-19 vaccine claiming publicly that it makes
Lorika who is the chairperson of the Sub County Taskforce
notes that the remarks by Albino were unfounded and not scientifically proven
saying he has himself received a jab and has not experienced any negative effects.
In Karamoja, the rural community has largely been negative
about the COVID-19 vaccine due to negative influence.