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Kigezi NUP General Secretary Arrested

Kateebire told Uganda Radio Network at Kabale Central Station that police picked him from Garage Street in Central division where he and five other party members were planning to storm Kabale Police station to inquire why the banners and posters of their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi and others are always confiscated and defaced by police.
08 Dec 2020 20:34
Kateebire at police receiption

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The Kigezi Region National Unity Platform-NUP General Secretary Derrick Kateebire is in custody at Kabale Central Police Station.

Kateebire was picked up by the Anti-riot police from Kabale town on Tuesday and whisked off to Kabale central police station. 

Kateebire, who is also the NUP candidate for the LC IV councilor’s seat in Central Division in Kabale municipality was found with several placards with messages directed at the police.

“We want our banner you stole from Esso Lorry Park”. “Kabale RDC and DPC stop harassing Co-coordinator Katebire.” As NUP; we are ready to secure the future ourselves,” read some of the placards.

Kateebire told Uganda Radio Network at Kabale Central Station that police picked him from Garage Street in Central division where he and five other party members were planning to storm Kabale Police station to inquire why the banners and posters of their presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi and others are always confiscated and defaced by police.

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Kabale District Police Commander, Brian Ampeire, said the NUP official was picked up on charges of doing an act that is likely to spread an infectious disease.

He said that it is not the role of police to confiscate posters of candidates and dismissed Kateebire’s claims as baseless.    

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Kateebire’s lawyer Godwin Masereka from Bitwenda and Company Advocates said the charge against his client contravenes the law since he was not demonstrating when he was arrested.  

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This is the second time Kateebire is being arrested on the same charges. On November 3, 2020, the NUP official was arrested for planning a procession to celebrate the nomination of the NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

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