On Monday police spokesman Fred Enanga said the distribution is likely to lead to the spread of the corona virus. He advised all people distributing food to stop and take the food to the district COVID-19 task force coordinators for proper distribution.
The government, through Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, announced at the start of a 42-day lockdown that it would give 100,000 Shillings to persons who were identified as vulnerable at a time when the country is struggling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apedel has been part of the soldier's brigade, a wing that was responsible for providing security to NUP campaign teams in the recently concluded general elections. He is also one of the firebase members who survived the Kalangala swoop in which more than 90 members of NUP were arrested and subsequently charged.
“They raided homes; a number of our comrades were abducted from different areas between 10th and 11th May. We are reliably informed that most of them are being held at CMI headquarters in Mbuya and are being subjected to all manner of torture and humiliation." -Joel Ssenyonyi, NUP Spokesman
“The people of Uganda value their relationship with the global community and appreciate the concern shown by the United States on the deteriorating situation regarding human rights and civil liberties. It is our hope that other nations of the world will follow suit and support our quest for freedom and democracy,” reads the statement in part.
Addressing elected NUP leaders at their retreat at the Jinja based Nile resort hotel, Kyagulanyi said that they were elected due to their humility and pledges for improved service delivery. He warned that if they choose luxurious lifestyles, they might be compromised to ignore the core principles for, which they were elected into their respective political offices.
Police arrested two NUP leaders who include Afua Namayimba, Division Councilor elect for Kyebando and Agnes Namukula Division elect Councilor for Rubaga. They are currently being detained at Kiira Road Police Station on charges of inciting violence.
According to Namukose, when she was shot, detectives led by Kiira Region Police Commander, Dauda Hiriga visited Namukose at Alshafa Medical hospital where they recorded her statement and promised to foot her medical bills.
Led by Andrew Muwanguzi, the NUP’s coordinator for Eastern Uganda, the members petitioned the Eastern Regional Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC officer Betty Enangu. In the petition, NUP accuses security personnel of abducting their supporters and subjecting them to different forms of torture.
Kyagulanyi today told reporters at a press conference that we had written a petition to the CDF, Gen. David Muhoozi demanding the immediate release of his party supporters who were arrested after the January 14 election.
Kyagulanyi recently announced that he would lead peaceful demonstrations to challenge the abduction of NUP supporters, the trial of civilians in military courts, and the outcome of the January 14, presidential election, which gave Yoweri Museveni a win over 10 other presidential candidates.
“After failing to get justice in the supreme court, we decided to go to the court of the people and when we call upon you the people who have been victimized by these actions of the regime, don’t waste any time to raise and join us. Said Kyagulanyi”
Paul Kawombe, Katoogo parish councillor says the victims were allegedly picked by armed security officers who were moving in numberless cars known as drones from the villages of Katoogo, Samuuka, Kisowera, Kabembe and Buntaba in the sub-counties of Nama and Kyampisi.