Police has said that it has registered 278 criminal cases in the recently concluded NRM primaries ranging from murder, unlawful possession of guns among others.
While addressing the media on the general security situation in the country, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department, Charles Twiine said all perpetrators will be brought to book.
“Of the above stated cases, costed lives, there were murder cases but the good news is that at least the police was vigorous in assembling evidence and also apprehending the perpetrators of those crimes, “he said.
He also noted a total of 269 people were arrested during the entire process.
Police also identified Western Uganda as the hotspot of electoral violence during the primaries between 17th August and 5th September.
Twine said six people died after sustaining bodily injuries as a result of the crimes committed during the election of the party parliamentary flag bearer.
According to the police, the following areas registered so many offences; East Kyoga registered 35 cases ,Rwenzori West 31 Kampala Metropolitan police(South) 24 cases ,Busoga East 21 ,Bukedi registered 15 ,Greate Bushenyi, 12 among others.