828 crime prevention police officers in Ssembabule are undergoing training ahead of the 2011 elections to prevent electoral violence.
The training stems from the recent violence that marred the NRM primary elections in Ssembabule district.
Supporters of Theodore Ssekikubo, Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament and Foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa were engaged in running battles in which several people were injured.
As a result Kale Kayihura, Inspector general of Police has dispatched 8 senior police officers to train the crime prevention cops in Ssembabule.
Emilian Kayiima, one of the police officers who was deployed in Ssembabule before, during and after the election says that they are taking the training seriously.
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According to Kayiima, Ssembabule is known for election violence but the police are playing a leading role to stem the violence before the general elections.
He says that they are planning to deploy at least two crime preventers in each of the 414 villages in Ssembabule to create awareness on solving election disputes.
Kayiima explained that police had already enlisted the help of the Electoral Commission to conduct voter education in the area to help people appreciate the need for a free and fair election.
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Last week the NRM Electoral Commission nullified the election of Patrick Nkalubo as the NRM flag bearer for Lwemiyaga County and declared Theodore Ssekikubo elected.