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Mbarara Municipality Go-Forward MP Candidate Arrested :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Mbarara Municipality Go-Forward MP Candidate Arrested

Ntungamo district OC CIID, Bosco Gume says Bright Muhumuza has been among those wanted by police over the Ntungamo clashes.
Bright Muhumuza (in suit) before he was arrested

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Police in Ntungamo district have arrested Go-Forward candidate for Mbarara Municipality parliamentary seat, Bright Muhumuza.

Muhumuza was on Tuesday afternoon picked at Ntungamo Magistrates\' Court where he had gone to attend the court hearing of seven supporters of Amama Mbabazi accused of participating in the clashes between President Museveni and Mbabazi\'s supporters in Ntungamo town .

Muhumuza arrived after the court session and proceeded to the court cells to greet the seven suspects, who had been remanded. He also had a chat with defense lawyers before he was arrested by OC CIID, Ntungamo, Bosco Gume Ssalongo.

According to Gume, Muhumuza has been on the police wanted list over the Ntungamo clashes and had been avoiding police.

Gume adds that Muhumuza, is seen in the video footage that was used to identify other suspects allegedly involved in the clashes.

Speaking to Uganda Radio Network after he was arrested, Muhumuza denied participating in the chaos in Ntungamo. He also says his arrest is a political move to stop him from campaigning for the Mbarara Municipality MP seat.

Muhumuza and another Go-Forward mobilizer in Mbarara, Joseph Kizza were last week summoned by Mbarara police and recorded a statement over allegations of inciting violence.

By press time, Muhumuza was still being detained at Ntungamo Central Police Station.

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