Omoro district woman MP Hon. Catherine Lamwaka has been accused of intimidating supporters and agents of her contender Ms. Betty Layika.
Layika told press on Thursday that her campaign coordinator, one Mr. Denis Okot from Arem sub-county was approached by men who claimed to have been sent by Hon. Lamwaka
‘’Denis Okot, my campaign manager was stopped by 2 giant men; they grabbed his arm and took him behind the house.’’ Said Layika
She says the two men who came on the 29th December, in a black Pajero vehicle registration number UAT 928, told Okot that Hon. Lamwaka wanted to speak to him, but Okot refused to go with them.
Later, she says, people at Palenga trading center gathered and the men left in fear of the swelling crowd.
Okot who came along with Layika also told journalists that he slept in the bush that night, and that he saw two unidentified men coming to his home at 1am.
Okot said he has since relocated his family and he is fearing for his life; and that he is not sleeping in his home.
A case threatening violence has been registered at Omoro CPS under SD 21/28/12/2020
However, Layika, who is standing on independent ticket insists that no amount of intimidation will stop her from campaigning to be the next Woman MP of Omoro district
However, when contacted, Hon. Catherine Lamwaka refuted these allegations saying that she did not send any men to intimidate her opponent
‘’Those are false allegations to tarnish my name and it’s not the first time. My effort is seen the community where I am overwhelmingly supported.’’ Lamwaka said.
The Omoro Woman MP added that her opponent is only looking for sympathy from people.
‘’I have been on the ground in the last three years, that I have been in Parliament and that is why I won the NRM Primaries with a landslide victory.’’