of attached to the Counter Terrorism Police Unit have been sighted in Sembabule
district, creating fear among the electorates in the area.
officers driving in three motor vehicles, that include a double-cabin
pickup and two minibuses commonly known as “Toyata Drone” have been sighted in
the different parts of the Sembabule, creating tension among voters who
are voting their local government leaders.
Bill Magondo, one
of the residents in Mitima sub county says the presence that the presence of
these rare security personnel in the area raises suspicions about their
intentions in the ongoing election processes.
him, the suspicious looking group of these armed security personnel numbering about
thirteen has been moving around various polling stations in the area
where they have been causing apprehension among voters.
As a result, Magondo
has lead a group of people to the Office of the Sembabule District Police
Commander Luke Mbusa, demanding an explanation about the presence of the
counter terrorism personnel.
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Polling Station, in Mijwala Sub county, one Grace Satade lost her cool and started a quarrel the personnel demanding they leave the station, arguing that they
were causing discomfort to the voters.
verbal altercations with support of agents of some candidates, police from
Sembabule district police headquarters was called in to contain the situation and the
two Counter Terrorism Officer were eventually withdrawn from the station.
Nsubuga, the Greater Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson downplays reports of intimidation,
saying that they had called the CT officers in to supplement the regular police personnel.
Terrorism Unit is family within the Uganda Police Force, and the District
Security Committee has the right to choose on the modalities of deployment
they deem necessary for any situation at hand,” he noted.