RDC filmed slapping, caning FDC candidate’s sister

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Youtube video grab showing Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Mr Richard Tabaro fighting with a woman [By Daily Monitor]

Hoima Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Richard Tabaro, is on spot for assaulting a woman during the district parliamentary by-election.

Asinansi Nyakato, the Forum for Democratic Change candidate in the Hoima woman MP race told Daily Monitor, the victim is her sister Elizabeth Katungi.

She said Katungi was in Kigorobya County to monitor the election on her behalf.

In the video, Tabaro is seen holding a stick which he uses to cane Katungi after heavily slapping her in front of docile soldiers.  

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Katungi too is seen attempting to fight back using fists and kicks.

“We have a video footage of Tabaro beating up Katungi with a stick when she asked him to refrain from engaging in election irregularities,” Nyakato said.

Tabaro who was guarded by UPDF soldiers was allegedly protecting a group of NRM supporters that were intimidating voters and moving with pre-ticked ballot papers to various polling stations.

Katungi was among the Opposition supporters who were arrested in a joint operation by the police and the army in the Hoima woman MP by-elections.

Tabaro, in his defence, denied any wrongdoing and insisted that he was only defending himself.

Instead it was Katungi who was arrested and accused of assaulting Tabaro and a one Mulindambura. She was detained at Hoima Police Station and charged with assault.

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