On Tuesday, security personnel fired live bullets and teargas to disperse hundreds of NUP supporters in Kayunga Town Council who were protesting the cancelation of the final campaigns of Harriet Nakwede.
in Kayunga have arrested seven members of the National Unity Platform-NUP in
Kayunga District. They were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly leading a protest
in Kayunga Town Council.
On Tuesday, security
personnel fired live bullets and teargas to disperse hundreds of NUP supporters
in Kayunga Town Council who were protesting the cancelation of the final
campaigns of Harriet Nakwede.
have been identified as Nelson Ssepuuya, Twaka Lutaaya, Denis Sebaale, Ivan
Ssenabulya, William Bogere, Irene Asiimwe and Hassan Sserwadda.
The Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson Hellen Butoto says the seven were conducting
an illegal procession in the middle of the road. Disrupting business.
During the protests,
Nakwede sustained bruises on her face and on her left arm. Francis Zaake, the
Mityana Municipality MP was also injured during the fracas.
says that she has not lost hope despite intimidation from security personnel. She
rallied residents of Kayunga to turn up in big numbers on polling day.
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Charles Tebandeke, the Bbaale County MP wonders why the Electoral Commission
has remained silent when opposition supporters are being brutalized by security personnel.
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The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC Party Deputy Spokesperson John Kikonyogo says that the
Electoral Commission has conspired with the government to deny residents of
Kayunga a peaceful election.
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The other candidates in the race are Anthony Waddimba from the Democratic
Party-DP, National Resistance Movement Candidate Andrew Muwonge, and
independent candidates; Boniface Bandikubi, Majid Nyanzi, and Jamil Kamoga.
The LCV seat fell vacant following the death of Muhammad Ffeffeka Sserubogo who
died a month after occupying the office.