Kasolo, a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP party was declared as the newly elected Mayor of Jinja City on Friday. He defeated nine contestants who include Forum for Democratic Change’s-FDC Frank Nabwiso who was the first runners up.
“His love for Kyagulanyi is uncontrollable, it has resulted into his frequent arrests during protests as security operatives often pick him from home, accusing him of masterminding or having knowledge of all civil disobedience movements but later release him without any charges,” says his brother.
Francis Muganga, the People Power Legal Officer in Eastern Uganda complained about the lack of a leveled political playing ground since their counterparts in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party are holding meetings freely.
Kadaga observed that the national taskforce is currently concentrating its’ food aid campaigns in the areas of Kampala and Wakiso, while sidelining other equally starving communities throughout the country.
The activists who were being led by their Busoga regional coordinator, Moses Bigirwa had on Wednesday planned to address journalists on their new activities when police officers attached to the field force unit surrounded the hall and arrested them.
He argued that more and more Ugandans are facing injustices without an opportunity to receive a fair hearing in the judicial system, and can only rely on churches for protection. He stressed that when religious leaders fail to address issues affecting their communities due to fear of reprimand from the state, the citizens may die in despair.
During the protest which lasted for over 30 minutes, they held placards written on messages that are calling upon government to free Kyagulanyi and allow him traverse the country freely without any interruptions.
Speaking during a special council sitting held at the district headquarters on Thursday, Richard Mbazira, the male councillor representing Walukuba-Masese division says that, Sakwa refers to local leaders as illiterates who cannot do much for their people.