Police in the eastern district of Tororo has fired tear gas to disperse angry NRM protesters who were demanding for the immediate release of the 4th September district woman representative party primary election results.
Supporters of Ayo Jacinta Othieno had earlier on stormed the NRM district offices in protest, thus inviting police to swing into action, where scores were arrested.
On 4th September, 2020, NRM party held countrywide primary elections for constituency and district members of parliament, but since then, final outcome for Tororo district woman race has remained in question.
With slightly over a day remaining to the national parliamentary nominations, supporters of Ayo Jacinta Othieno who contested against Minister Sarah Opendi for Tororo woman MP race have become impatient.
Carrying placards with various massages, a group of irate supporters who stormed the party district offices faulted the party Electoral commission for masterminding the confusion.
Police, under the command of the district Police commander, Chebene Rogers, was quick to swing into action.
In a running battle which lasted for over three hours, police fired tear gas to disperse the rowdy supporters.
In the end, Scores were arrested.
Ayo Jacinta Othieno later arrived at the party offices to find out why police had arrested lawful supporters
But the DPC responded to her by cautioning her.
The race for Tororo woman district representation for the yellow flag saw Minister Sarah Opendi faceoff with four other candidates, among them Ayo Jacinta Othieno, who believes won the election.