In Kamwokya, police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse NUP supporters who were celebrating the nomination of Kyagulanyi.
Security officers disperse Kyagulanyi's supporters at NCHE junction in Kyambogo. Photo by Ronard Shabomwe
Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Presidential
aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi while was heading for nominations at Kyambogo University.
Several supporters gathered along the Ntinda- Nakawa Road around Spear Motors
The Police Field Force Unit cordoned off the road to bar supporters from crossing.
When Kyagulanyi arrived at Spear Motors junction where
security had erected a roadblock since yesterday, he was blocked on the ground
that he had more than the required number of people.
Some of the people in his convoy included Mityana MP Francis Zaake
and National Unity Platform spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, Kawempe South MP Latif
Ssebaggala and other people.
The police were forced to teargas NUP supporters before Kyagulanyi
and his team sped off.
NUP supporters who were waiting for Kyagulanyi near the National Council for
Higher Education-NCHE in Kyambogo after being nominated were also dispersed by
the police who fired teargas.
The supporters argued that they have a right to wait for their
candidate and show him support.
In Kamwokya, police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse NUP
supporters who were celebrating the nomination of Kyagulanyi.
The chaos started when the police officers attached to the Field Force
Unit tried to gain access in the offices of the NUP. However, the supporters
opposed the officers leading to running battles.
Monday the NUP Spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi said after the nominations
Kyagulanyi will head to party headquarters in Kamwokya to launch his manifesto.