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Arua DPC transferred after attack on Museveni convoy

The inspector general of police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has transferred the District Police Commander (DPC) of Arua following an attack on the presidential motorcade on Monday.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Abbas Ssenyonjo has been sent to Masaka district with immediate effect according to a Tuesday letter signed by the director human resource administration Moses Balimwoyo. 

An image released by government showing one of the president's official cars that was allegedly pelted with stones

Ssenyonjo is replaced by Henry Kintu, formerly the DPC of Masaka. Ssenyonjo, is accused failing to deploy enough security and failing to control crowds which led to an alleged attack on the presidential motorcade. 

President Yoweri Museveni was in Arua for the final rally of NRM candidate Nusura Tiperu. Yasin Kawuma, the driver of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi was shot dead when police and presidential guards stormed Hotel Pacific in Arua town to arrest supporters of independent candidate Kasiano Wadri, who, they accused of obstructing the presidential motorcade. 

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