Court heard that security intercepted the accused persons on their way to court and took them to Makindye Military barracks before they appeared before the General Court-martial on charges of illegal possession of ammunition before they were remanded to Kitalya prisons.
“The cost of testing at the time was too high at the US $65 and later US$ 50 per person. As a result, we have never been able to resume our activities, especially, since as you all know, we do not receive any funding for expenditures such as COVID-19 resting,” the UTTA statement.
During last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections, several polling stations faced challenges that include using the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) machines owing to knowledge gaps, checking voter’s registers and guiding voters on how to proceed during vote casting.
The EC spokesperson points out that further investigation must be done on invalid vote numbers because spoilt votes generate from conduct and behavior of a voter and might be protest votes from people seen from the way they cross out some candidates’ names, which may yield high numbers of the spoilt votes.
Yasin Madoi, the NUP Industrial City Division parliamentary candidate, says declaration forms were signed prior to the end of the election, which is illegal. He says he intends to seat down with him to decide a way forward on their next course of action.
Addressing journalists at the DP headquarters in Kampala, the party Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler, said the entire election right from the campaigns was marred with human right violations and can’t pass the test of free and fair elections.
According to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election materials and participated in a post-election protests.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson told URN in an interview that the postmortem conducted at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital morgue indicates that a chemical substance was found in the deceased’s body.
According to Odong, he decided to secure his life and that of his family following what has been happening across the country with security personnel arresting and torturing opposition supporters and candidates.
Muhammad Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson, says they are still pursuing the suspects for their involvement in electoral malpractices. He says they have already summoned the presiding officers from the said polling stations to record statements.
At the Kyebando Road Junction where a number of policemen and military are manning the roadblock all motorcyclists and pedestrians are directed to use other roads leading in and out of the city. Kamwokya residents say the heavy military and police presence has paralyzed business.