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Violence Dominates Aftermath of NRM Primaries in Namutumba

Supporters of the incumbent Busiki County MP Paul Akamba and the winner of the constituency flag for the same position, Fred Kasisa are accusing each other of orchestrating the violence that has left scores injured.
A woman shows off some of the wounds.

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Dozens of residents from Namutumba district continue to live in fear as various political camps bicker over the outcome of the recent National Resistance Movement-NRM Party Primaries.

Supporters of the incumbent Busiki County MP Paul Akamba and the winner of the constituency flag

for the same position, Fred Kasisa are accusing each other of orchestrating the violence that has left scores injured. 

Aisha Mutesi, a resident of Bulange trading centre says that she was battered by an unidentified youth early this week, for allegedly refusing to vote for a candidate of his choice. Mutesi sustained wounds on the left leg and waist but has since failed to file an official complaint with police due to lack of funds to transport herself to Namutumba central police station.

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Speaking to URN in an interview, some of the injured residents say that the daily physical fights if not controlled may lead to loss of lives.

Harriet Kagoya, a resident of Kasimizi village says that she was walking with her friends on Saturday when men who were travelling in a white pickup canned them unsparingly without explaining the reason for their anger. 

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Meanwhile, Anatoli Katungwesi, the Busoga East police commander says that three suspects have since been arrested over election-related violence in Namutumba district. Katungwesi, however, advises all affected individuals to file official complaints with police for further investigations.

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However, both Akamba and Kasisa denied involvement in any form of electoral violence but rather faulted self-seekers for blackmailing them.

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