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Thugs attack female vendor after sexual harassment claims

Lira- A woman at the heart of sexual harassment allegations against managers of the new Lira market was on Tuesday beaten into comma after appearing on a radio talk show.

Ms Nancy Akaki Opeto, 40, is one of the female vendors at Lira Main Market who first brought to the lime light allegations that managers of the new Lira market, in a bid to allocate new stalls in the government market, first demand for sex from the female vendors.

While the market managers have on several occasions denied the allegations, Ms Akaki has continued to decampaign what she called a gospel against abuse of a government project. The market was constructed by the government.

And on the day of the attack, Ms Akaki had taken her campaign to Radio North, where she continued her attacks against the managers of the new market. According to listeners, Ms Akaki, repeatedly attacked the managers of the market. But on her way home at around 4am, Ms Akaki was attacked by unknown people, who inflicted on her serious injuries.

After the attack, she reportedly walked back to the radio station but was taken to Giftlife, a private health facility in Ojwina Division.

Asked if the attack on Ms Akaki is connected to her accusations against the market managers, her elder sister, Ms Sophia Alao, agreed.

“I have overheard some men saying she (Ms Akaki) thinks talking nonsense in the media is good, Ms Alao told the Daily Monitor.
Lira Municipality Mayor Morris Odung Omara, who visited Ms Akaki at the hospital, has condemned the act, calling on the police to investigate the matter to its logical conclusion.

The management of the health facility where Ms Akaki is hospitalised, said she is in a stable condition.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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