The supporters danced to Kyagulanyi's music dubbed freedom and chanted 'People Power' slogans prompting police to use teargas to disperse them. Allan Makweta, the NUP candidate the Industrial Division Councilor’s seat said despite the police brutality, they and ready to stand with Kyagulanyi.
Ritah Nafuna, another vendor told our reporter that she had sold 150 t-shirts at Shillings 10,000 each, something she said will help her cater for her family needs. She asked the government not to hound them but rather identify priority areas for the youths to make a decent living.
Francis Masereka, the Officer in Charge Operations at Kumi Central Police Station ordered his men to turn away whoever doesn’t have a mask. He said that they had received strict orders from their bosses to ensure that COVID-19 prevention guidelines are enforced to the dot in Kumi.
Bonny Okema, a phone technician along the main street told URN while laughing that he was shocked by the rare view of the presidential hopeful. Okema explained that he had thought that the country`s youngest presidential candidate was an artist shooting his video since he was moving with youth who visibly looked like street gangs.
Kyagulanyi, who was addressing a rally in Soroti city on Saturday amidst teargas, said despite being known as a cattle keeping community, the people of Teso have repeatedly been deceived by the incumbent regime on compensation.