Former Gulu Municipality MP describes Attack on Him as Attempted Murder

Former Gulu Municipality MP Christopher Acire

Christopher Acire, the former Member of Parliament (MP) Gulu Municipality has described an attack that nearly left him without the right hand as attempted murder.

Mr. Acire was speaking during a thanksgiving prayer organized by him last week.

The service was led by Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama of Gulu Archdiocese on July 3, 2019 at Laliya village in Bungatira Sub County, Gulu district.

The attack on Acire occurred after he reportedly refused to pay Alfred Anywar, a casual labourer he had hired for 60,000 Shillings to mow his compound.

An angered Anyway attacked Acire with the petrol-powered mowing machine severely injuring Acire’s right hand, just below his wrist.

The incident happened on July 3, 2018 at Laliya village in Bungatira Sub County, Gulu district.

For the attack on the former legislator, Anywar was arrested and charged with attempted murder, an offence that contravenes section 204 of the penal code act.

In his ruling, Gulu Chief Magistrate, Francis Dawa Matenga handed Anywar a 3-year- jail term for attacking Acire. The Magistrate also ordered Anywar to compensate Acire 2 Million Shillings after serving his sentence