A local business man identified as Bosco Ocan organized the event to appreciate his clients by giving back the revelers of his bar, and the winner would be rewarded with local potent gin locally referred to as Guu.
One person has died in Agago
district as a result of participating in a bizarre race for alcohol
competition in which the winner was to get two litres of a local potent gin.
The Kuywee Sub County LCIII Chairman
Moses Ben Ocan has confirmed the incident that occurred on Thursday at Lamit P7
School playground and identified the deceased as Francis Ocan Odab, a resident
of Pagoo village in Lamit parish.
It’s reported that a local business
man identified as Bosco Ocan organized the event as a bizarre sort of giving back for revelers of his bar who were to take part in the race where the
victor would be rewarded with local potent gin locally referred to as Guu.
According to Ocan, the winner of the race would get two litres of
the local potent gin while the first and second runner up would be consoled with one
Ocan says the participants who had been drinking in the organizers bar then embarked
on the competition.Hat the climax of the race as he reached the finishing line, the deceased collapsed and was later
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Upon receipt of the pronouncement of
the death, Ocan, the organizer of the event first went into hiding but later
handed himself over to authorities at Kalongo Central Police station.
The incident has caused tensions between
the two clans of Kalorii to which the
deceased belonged and that of the Kabaalelel
from which the event organizer hails. The later were accused over the
death of the former's son.
Dorine Oyella, the LCV councilor for Kuywee Sub County says the situation has returned to normal after the intervention of the local cultural chiefs who
are now mediating negotiations between the two clans to avert possibilities of
an impending inter clan clash over the incident.
Oyella condemned the incident saying tendencies of idleness and unproductivity
amidst men in particular during the current lockdown has led to a rise in abuse