Four Injured as Police Battles Protestors in Katakwi

Four people were on Tuesday injured in Katakwi as Police fought running battles with a group of protestors in Ngariam Sub County. 

The clashes between the Police and the residents followed the arrest of three people in Olupe Village in Ngariam Sub County over allegations of arson, malicious damage to property, and theft. 

It is alleged that the suspects mobilized and set ablaze the home belonging to David Amanu over land wrangles in November last year. 

Moses Mwanga Kityo, the East Kyoga Regional Police Commander says that the matter was reported to the Police and the investigations have been ongoing until Tuesday when the regional police officers went to arrest the suspects.

According to Mwanga, there was a land contest between Amanu and some members of the community which matter was taken to court. But some residents torched the home of Amanu, destroying property worth millions of shillings. 

The injured were rushed to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital for medical attention. They are Richard Amodoi, Joseph Malinga, Sam Moru, and Denis Oboi. Some of the protestors sustained injuries on the legs and arms, while one person was hit on the head.

Charles Okwi, the Katakwi Deputy Resident District Commissioner says that the ring leaders, whom he declined to name were arrested.

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