Mbabazi Aides Investigated Over Assaulting RDC

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Police is investigating whether Amama Mbabazis aides assaulted Alebtong Resident District Commissioner, Andrew Awany on Tuesday.

Police has opened investigations to establish circumstances under which Andrew Awany, the Alebtong Resident District Commissioner was allegedly assaulted by aides of the independent presidential candidate, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi.

Awany was reportedly beaten by the Mbabazi's aides, who were part of his advance team for his rally at Aloi in Alebtong district.

Manshur Suwed, the Central North Regional Police spokesperson confirmed that RDC Awany was assaulted by the Amama's aides at corner Aloi in Alebtong district.

Suwed says there is no complainant and no file has been opened for the case, but police is interested in getting all the details of the incident.

Micheal Adoko, the Go-Foward spokesperson for Lango sub-region confirmed there was a clash when Awany tried to block their advance team to Aloi.

According to Adoko, Awany reportedly slapped one of Mbabazi's supporters before other supporters joined and beat the RDC. Awany was later rescued by police and rushed to a nearby health facility.

Amama Mbabazi was also blocked from accessing the mass grave of over 300 civilians massacred by the suspected Lords Resistance Army rebels in 2004 at Barlonyo Memorial site.


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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.