The Uganda Radio Network- URN journalist who was assigned to cover late Okabe Son, a winner of Serere County By-election Emmanuel Omoding was on Friday night assaulted by a group of men while traveling to his house in cambswahili ward – Soroti city.
The journalists identified as Maurice Okwii was allegedly attacked by a gang of men who allegedly accused the journalists for reporting news not in favour of their candidate.
According to a statement recorded at Soroti City East Division under SD Ref: 03/25/02/2023, the journalist was assaulted by personel who were driving a motor Vehicle Reg. No. UBA 942G.
“People who assaulted me, beat me up and what I remember was the last word from one of the tormentors who said that Engineer your beating a journalist who did his work, let’s blame ourselves for not working with local media,” Okwii told our reporter.
The East Kyoga Police Spokesperson Oscar Gregg Ageca was yet to release a statement over the incident.