Lumumba Mourns Katakwi NRM Cadre Killed in Primary Election Violence

The National Resistance Movement Secretary General, Kasule Lumumba has appealed for unity in the party after the chaotic primary election that saw deaths in some parts of the country.

Speaking on Sunday at the send-off of Ms. Akiror Teresa, an NRM cadre who lost her life due to electoral violence, the Secretary-General said unity is key in solving misunderstandings.

“Let’s be united as party members, these misunderstandings that may come along shouldn’t make us form camps within the party. I call for unity amongst us, lets shun all ideas of revenge that may crop,” said Lumumba.

She tasked the law enforcement agencies to bring to book any perpetrators of the electoral violence that led to loss of life. She expressed her sympathies to the family saying such acts of murder can’t be tolerated at all.

“I want to inform you as a community that we felt bad when we got the information about this sad incident but I want to assure you that all those that were involved in this criminal act will be brought to book,” she said.

On behalf of the party, Lumumba pledged to construct a house in memory of the departed party cadre. She then donated Sh20 Million to kickstart the project.

She further handed over Shs8m on behalf of the National Chairman to cater for the burial arrangements of the deceased before also handing over a token of Shs 6m to the families of the two residents in the area who were also injured during the same scuffle.

Lumumba assured the residents that the party will meet all the expenses of their treatment.


The Katakwi DPC, Rogers Kapere said that all security forces will continue to work hand in hand with the community members to ensure that peace prevails in the area. He apologised to the community for the loss of life and urged the residents not to lose trust and confidence in the Security forces.

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