Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network the suspects attacked and destroyed two vehicles belonging to Mugasa’s camp. They smashed the windscreens of both vehicles.
Unlike in 2016 general elections where the WSR was only visible in Kampala, this year, the platform has opened three other regional Physical Situation Rooms to contribute to its agenda. The WSR is now visible in 30 districts across the country that will be hosted in Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara and Soroti.
Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Commander of the Land Forces said that the violence and brutality which is currently being witnessed in the country during the campaign is an indication that the need for massive awareness against violence is paramount.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, says the residual primary elections will cover eight categories including special interest groups (SIG and National Youth Committee representatives and parliamentary candidates.
The deceased identified as Teresa Akiror, a resident of Apule Village in Kapujan Sub County was killed by a stray bullet when violence ensued between the supporters of Elakas and Joseph Andrew Koluo, who were both contesting for Toroma County NRM Flag. The two contenders lost the race to Julius Ossiya.
The Aspirants formed the groups to allegedly protect their votes and mobilize for support ahead of elections for NRM party candidates on September 4. But the police in Luweero says it has received complaints that the groups are already engaging in criminal activities like defacing posters of persons from rival camps.
The accused were arrested on 13th August, 2018 and charged with treason on allegations that they were involved in the election-related fracas in Arua that resulted into damage on a vehicle in the Presidential motorcade.
Bus operators plying Kampala-Nairobi route have reduced the number of buses ahead of Kenyas general election on Tuesday. At Simba Coaches on Lumumba Avenue, buses that were supposed to have gone to Nairobi remain parked. The transport manager, Mzee Sultan, says they usually operate six buses daily to Nairobi but today they are sending only one.
Kyagulanyis campaign team says that their candidate was scheduled to address a rally at Kasangati Saza grounds and later at Katadde but police kicked him out of Sazza grounds on account that his presence their violated guidelines by the Electoral Commission.
More than 25 people are in custody at Pader Central Police Station after being involved in election-related violence in the ongoing Aruu North parliamentary by-election. Three people were injured, one critically.
Before it was curved out of Gulu district, Omoro County was the hotspot of election violence characterised by allegations of widespread bribery, ballot stuffing, intimidation, clashes or rival supporters amongst others.
Trouble started after about 8 vigilantes claiming to be agents of Joseph Kiyimba, an independent candidate for the Kisekka Sub County LC 3 chairperson seat stormed Bunyere polling station armed with sticks and beer bottles demanding its closure.