The NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr. Odoi Tanga and several members of parliament from Karamoja Sub-Region region have pitched camp in Moroto town to monitor the woman parliamentary by-elections being held today.
NRM party members take to the polls this morning to elect their flag bearer.
The party primaries have attracted Stella Atyang and Margaret Iriama, the former Moroto District Woman MP.
Meanwhile, the district authorities have suspended business at Naitakwae cattle market in Nadunget Sub County to allow NRM party members vote for their candidate.
According to Andrew Napaja Keem, the Moroto District LC V Chairperson, they decided to postpone the market day to tomorrow Tuesday, to enable NRM party members to vote peacefully. Naitakwae Market attracts close to 2000 traders from Karamoja, Teso, Sebei and Turkana in Kenya every Monday.
The Moroto Resident District Commissioner, Peter Ken Lochap says they took the decision after receiving information from various corners about the likely intrusion of hooligans in the market. According to Lochap, the information shows that some people from places like Amudat and other neighboring districts want to come and vote in the NRM primaries.
Mriko Lopuwa, a businessman in Rupa Sub County in Moroto district asked the authorities to deal with individual criminals instead of interfering with the operations of the market. Edson Turyomwe, the Moroto District Police Commander, says they have deployed to ensure the party primaries go on well.
The Moroto Woman MP seat fell vacant following the death of the incumbent MP, Annie Logiel in February this year.