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Namayingo Residents Protest Arrest of Two Politicians

On Saturday, a group of residents led by Raymond Mukisa and armed with stones, sticks and petrol bombs stormed Namayingo central police station demanding the immediate release of the two politicians.
Voters in Namayingo district are up in arms against the arrest of Stephen Dede, the Bukhooli South legislator and Namayingo town council LC 3 chairman Dan Wanyama for their alleged connection to the Busoga murders.

The duo was picked up by the Police Flying Squad mid last week in an ongoing operation led by Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police to stem the Busoga murders. The operations were prompted by the murder of Dr Abdul Qadiri Muwaya, the former Shia Muslim leaders in Uganda, David Tito Okware, the Buyinja sub-county LC III chairperson and two Cops.

However, the arrest of politicians hasn\'t gone down well with their voters. On Saturday, a group of residents led by Raymond Mukisa and armed with stones, sticks and petrol bombs stormed Namayingo central police station demanding the immediate release of the two politicians.

They vowed not leave the police station, until their leaders are released.  The Namayingo District Police Commander Godfrey Habigaba swung into action with his men to disperse the protesters saying they were awaiting the IGP to explain the arrests.

Kayihura showed up two hours later and assured the residents that they would release the suspects once they establish that they are not connected to the murders. At least 26 people are being held in connection to the murders. 

According to Kayihura, they have discovered that the killings are linked to terrorist groups in particular the Allied Democratic Forces. He said the suspects will be produced in court once investigations are complete.

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