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UYD Leaders Arrested :: Uganda Radionetwork
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UYD Leaders Arrested

The statement also condemns the illegal confinement of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine in his home.
25 Apr 2019 14:27
Uganda Police surounding London Chambers , a building that hosts UYD Offices

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Three Uganda Young Democrats-UYD are in custody at Kampala Central Police Station accused of staging an unlawful assembly. 

They are Robert Mugambwa, the Acting UYD Secretary General, Labison Kijambu, the UYD Vice President for Buganda Region and Denis Tumuheirwe, a member of the group. 

The trio was scheduled to address a press conference on the political situation in the country at UYD offices on London Chambers when they were arrested and led on foot to Kampala Central Police Station.

These also had a letter that they were planning to deliver to the Kampala Metropolitan Police-KMP Commandant demanding an explanation as to why their offices have been under police surveillance since Sunday. 

URN has since seen a copy of the statement signed by Robert Mugambwa, the UYD Secretary General. 

“While the nation was celebrating Easter, the Uganda Police was busy surveiling our office throughout the season and in the wee hours of the night. The tendency of flashing lights in our office through the windows and trying to open our office door indicates dishonesty from the side of Uganda Police,” reads the statement. 

Adding that, “We expect the police to act professional and with decency.  We expect the OC to seek permission to secure entrance to our offices rather than applying night dancing methods to access I don’t know what from our offices”.

The statement also condemns the illegal confinement of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine in his home. Kyagulanyi was arrested at Busabala in Makindye Sabagabo Division during his botched Easter Monday and driven back to his home in Magere in Wakiso district.      

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of the UYD leaders. 

“It is true. We are going to charge them with unlawful assembly. They are currently detained at CPS Kampala. We want to appeal to the youths not to be lured into illegal actives”, Onyango told URN. 

Timothy Sambwa, the in Charge of Welfare in UYD condemned the arrest of their colleagues, saying it’s uncalled for. 

    

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Police has maintained heavy deployment around the UYD offices.