Kiryandongo district LC 5 chairman released on police bond

Kiryangongo District LC 5 chairperson, CharlesNtairohoki Amooti who was July 16 arrested over erecting humps along the Kampala-Gulu highway has been relaesed on police bond. (FILE PHOTO)

KIRYANDONGO- Police in Kiryandongo July 16 arrested the District LC 5 chairperson, Charles Ntairohoki Amooti for leading a campaign to erect humps along the Kampala-Gulu highway in a move to reduce accidents.

On Monday afternoon, Ntairehoki and residents armed with construction materials attempted to erect humps at the Masindi- Port trading center in Kiryandongo along the Kampala -Gulu highway before they were intercepted by the police.

However, Ntairohoki has today 17th been granted police bond after spending a day in police custody.

Ntairohoki was arrested in accusation of illegally erecting humps along the highway.

According to him, the move was aimed at reducing the rampant road accidents on the road.

The areas within Kiryandongo have in the recent past witnessed a series of accidents, some of which have been fatal claiming several lives.

One of them involved a Gaagaa bus accident, in which 23 lives were lost when the Kampala-bound bus collided with a truck in Nanda village about 12 kilometres from Karuma Town.

Several other accidents have taken place in the areas of Wakisanyi, Kigumba, Kitaleeba, and Kiryandongo among others, killing and injuring people.

Ntairohoki led a campaign to erect humps along the Kampala-Gulu highway in a move to reduce these accidents.

Following several fates in Kiryandongo, the residents and leaders resorted to erect humps after Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) delayed to respond to their similar request.

Ntairohoki said he wrote to UNRA several times demanding that humps are erected, but hardly could he be responded.

Residents led by Sistine Ajok resident of Masindi Port trading center backed the campaign saying all her children have perished in accidents on the highway due to lack of humps.

According to Kiryandongo District Police Commander ASP Charles Okello, Ntairehoki Amooti and his supporters face charges of inciting violence.







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