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Seven NUP Supporters Arrested in Kayunga

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.
Harriet Nakwede, NUP candidate after nursing the wound sustained during the fracas.

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The police 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.

The arrested 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.

Nakwede, 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.               

 

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