Toroma By-Election: Heavy Deployment As Voters Elect MP
With voters in Toroma county ,Katakwi district going to the polls today to elect a member of parliament , police and the UPDF have deployed heavily in various parts of the constituency to prevent election malpractices.
Speaking to Croozefm, East Kyoga police spokesman, AIP Michael Odongo said the deployment in Toroma is not meant to intimidate people from voting a person of their choice nor forcing them to vote for a specific Candidate.
Odongo said that like any other elections, police have a primary responsibility of providing security to avert malpractices.
There are atleast Seven Candidates facing off in the race and they are; Martin Odaka Omedo (FDC), Joseph Andrew Koluo (NRM), Andrew Omiat (UPC), and four independents who include Solomon Osiya, John Robert Ekongot, Patrick Imalingat and Stephen Ariko.
Daniel Othieno the Katakwi district Electoral Commission Returning officer warns candidates to desist from malpractices.