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Kajura\'s Supporters Knocked by His Rival\'s Convoy

An eye witness who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from Kajuras camp says Bategekas convoy crashed into Kajuras supporters when they parked across the road to block him.
27 Oct 2015 17:49

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Three supporters of Henry Muganwa Kajura, the incumbent Hoima Municipality MP are nursing injuries at Edpa and Kabalega Clinics after they were knocked by the convoy of his rival Lawrence Bategeka.

The incident happened near Crane Bank on Main Street in the heart of Hoima town this morning.  The injured are Alisen Mbabazi, the Kibiingo LC1 Chairman, Geoffrey Muhumuza and Simon Rumanywoha, all Kajura\'s supporters.

According to Lenox Barongo, the chairman of Kajura\'s campaign team, the trio was driving in a Premio car registration number UAM134P at the time of the accident.

An eye witness who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal from Kajura\'s camp says Bategeka\'s convoy crashed into Kajura\'s supporters when they parked across the road to block him.

Bategeka was returning from a candidate\'s meeting at the Regional Police headquarters shortly after the suspension of the NRM primaries. 

Shortly after the accident, the Army and Police sealed off Bategeka\'s Glory Summit Hotel in Kiganda for about an hour. Bernard Akankwasa, the Hoima District Police Commander says they sealed off the hotel to compel the staff to help them identify those who knocked Kajura\'s supporters.

The Hotel Manager Emmanuel Mugisha and unidentified hotel employee were picked up and taken to Hoima Central Police Station to record statements. The primary elections in Hoima were suspended due to errors on the ballot papers. 

Major General Matayo Kyaligonza, the NRM Vice Chairperson in charge Western region announced that elections would take place on Wednesday after the errors are corrected.

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The Army and the Police have maintained their presence in Hoima town to guard against any further campaign violence.

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