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50 huts torched in Soroti revenge attack

One of the burnt huts

One of the burnt huts

Over fifty grass-thatched huts have been burnt in a revenge attack in Ojemoru village, Soroti district. 

Violence erupted after angry residents invaded the village to avenge the death of their relative, Robert Ebieu on Thursday night. 

The deceased was killed after a fight ensued between him and other gamblers over Shs 1,000. Moses Emwalu, the acting chairperson LC III Oculoi sub-county, says that he received a call on Thursday night that one person has been killed at a drinking joint in Adamasiko trading centre. 

Emwalu said he reached the scene between 10pm and 11pm before reporting the matter to Olwelai and Katine police posts respectively. Michael Odongo, the East Kyoga police spokesperson says that so far 22 people have been arrested to help in the investigations.

John Enomu, the district councillor representing Katine sub-county in Soroti district council condemned the act of revenge and said the aggrieved parties should have sought help from the police.  

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0 #1 Karemire 2019-07-07 00:47
".... John Enomu, the district councillor representing Katine sub-county in Soroti district council condemned the act of revenge and said the aggrieved parties should have sought help from the police. ...."

I wonder, who in Uganda (including the president) still trusts that police, the Judiciary establishment not excepted?
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0 #2 Lakwena 2019-07-08 12:27
In other words, this is just one of the indicators of ticking time bombs, as many Ugandans are bottled up with frustrations and anger, as a result of widespread poverty.

Otherwise, how in the world would somebody lash out and kill another person over Shs.1,000 (one thousand only)?

Blame it Mr. M7 and the NRM dealership. Before the advent of the current regime; except the "National Lottery" arbitrary gambling was a banned activity, therefore unlawful.

But Mr. M7/NRM brought it back wholesale: as a means to dupe the village folks into idleness and false consciousness (wishful thinking) of becoming wealthy by hitting jackpots.

Instead of engaging in productive agricultural activity, the youths and adults alike, are busy gambling and building castles in the air.
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0 #3 kabayekka 2019-07-08 14:03
What an African spectacle! And in this African tribe one has seen lots of young men being recruited to become civil servants of the police force and the Uganda Army in the central districts of Buganda!

How can these young citizens be a beacon of morals to the violence that is eating up society all over this country?
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0 #4 rubangakene 2019-07-08 15:23
I thought the people of Teso got rid of all those gambling machines a few years ago.

They should just now go and smash all the machines before this country loses another soul needlessly! remember when Museveni when to the bush, it was because matters could not be solved in courts.
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