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CCEDU Offices Attacked by Armed Men

Offices of the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) on Lulume road, Nsambya in Kampala were in the wee hours of Tuesday morning raided by 3 unknown armed men.

According to Crispin Kaheru, the coordinator of CCEDU, the incident occurred at about 2:25am on Tuesday.

Speaking to ChimpReports in a phone interview, Kaheru said that a guard who was on duty at the time of the raid — informed him that the attackers accessed the premises by “climbing the fence.”

On entering, Kaheru said recounting what the guard told him, they “scuffled” with the said security guard, took away his gun and he managed to escape them “for fear of apparently being harmed.”

The attackers came along with a pistol.

Crispin Kaheru was not able to give us details of what was damaged at the offices, but he promised to avail information after police and staff who are at the scene complete getting details.

Asked on whether they have any suspects, he replied: “No.”

Launched on August 19, 2009, the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) is a broad coalition that brings together over 800 like-minded civil society organizations and over eight thousand individuals to advocate for electoral democracy in Uganda.

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The overriding agenda of this coalition is to advocate and promote integrity, transparency and active citizen participation in Uganda’s electoral process.

 

 

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