Suspects detained at Katwe police have been identified Jaruwengo, Juma Rhamudan, Bright Lubega, and two only identified as Julius and lusiba. Police reports shows that these went to vote at Maddirisa Kasawe polling station in disguise with forged Katwe-Kinyoro resident voter slips.
least 10 people spent the night in police custody for alleged involvement in bribery and rigging in the ended Wednesday local Government Election in Kampala district.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson
Patrick Onyango said even though the election was generally calm and peaceful,
police was forced to use teargas in instatnces and arrested 10 suspects who were involved in election malpractice in different parts of Kampala.
detained at Katwe police have been identified Jaruwengo, Juma Rhamudan, Bright
Lubega, and two only identified as Julius and lusiba. Police reports shows that
these went to vote at Maddirisa Kasaawe polling station in disguise with forged Katwe-Kinyoro resident voter slips.
Onyango said their anomalies were detected by the polling officials and polling
agents who had them immediately arrested . They were handed over to the Katwe-Kibuye
officer in charge investigations department and later they were transferred to
Katwe police Division.
group of five suspects were arrested in the Makerere fracas where Police used tear gas and live bullets to
contain the chaos at DAG Hall polling station in Makerere University that broke
out following claims of vote-rigging and voter bribery.
Trouble started after the supporters of Doreen
Nyanjura, the FDC candidate for the Makerere University LCV woman councilor’s
seat and those of independent Bashir Kamuga accused those of their NRM rival
Juliet Mugisha and Godwin Beinomugisha of pre-ticking ballots and buying off
Police used teargas to reinforce the security at
the polling station to break up the clashes between the supporters of the rival
camp. Five suspects who were allegedly fueling the clashes were arrested, but
police have not revealed their particulars.
They are also
currently detained at Wandegeya Police Station on charges of voter bribery and
unauthorized voting."Their statements are being
recorded," said Onyango. "Their files will be submitted to State Attorney
for perusal and legal advice."