The Tororo district NRM secretary has sentenced the Tororo district National Resistance Movement Secretary to 30 years imprisonment for murder.
Ojore was arrested in September 2020 while monitoring the NRM primaries with two others; namely Geoffrey Imai and Moses Emojong and charged with three counts of murder, attempted murder and aggravated robbery.
Richard Ojore also a former parliamentary candidate for Tororo North County was yesterday 19th April 2022 found guilty of murder and attempted murder.
It’s believed that Ojore and his comrades involved themselves in the beating of Oketcho Sinabio, the then sub county NRM Registrar of Mukuju Sub County who died out of their actions. Meanwhile Thomas Emurukut sustained injuries from beatings from the trio in a Fracas that occurred in Akworot village in Mukuju Sub County.
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Ojore was a parliamentary candidate of Tororo North County in the then NRM primaries that took in September 2020.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Esta Nambayo upon conclusion of hearing of the case dropped one count of aggravated robbery but found Ojore and Geoffrey Imai guilty of attempted murder contrary to section 203 (a) of the penal code act and murder contrary to sections 188 and 189(2) of the penal code act.
Ojore and Imai were then sentenced to serve a jail term of 30 years for murder and 20 years of imprisonment for attempted murder. The two sentences will run concurrently.
Meanwhile Moses Emojong was exonerated for attempted murder and will only serve a jail sentence of 30 years for murder.
All the three will serve their jail terms at Morukatipe government prison.