Court heard that security intercepted the accused persons on their way to court and took them to Makindye Military barracks before they appeared before the General Court-martial on charges of illegal possession of ammunition before they were remanded to Kitalya prisons.
Michael Mulindwa Nakumusana, the Nyendo-Ssenyange Division LC 3 chairperson accuses security personnel of torturing Grace Nakalyango after she was allegedly found wearing red clothes during the protests.
Magellan Kazibwe, the lead lawyer who represented the accused persons says, they failed to complete the process of securing the court production warrants, required to order prison authorities to produce the suspect for their eventual release.
Ssebuwufu, alongside three other NUP campaign coordinators; Stanley Kafuko, Lukeman Kampala and Hassan Katumba were on Monday remanded to prisons by Masaka Chief Magistrate the Charles Yeitesi who read to them six charges of assaulting police officers and damaging a police patrol vehicle.
Kazibwe says they have instruction to apply for bail such that the suspects can have temporary freedom from dentation. The suspects include the close of associates of Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate.
Blaise Kamugisha, the National Chairperson of the Crime Preventers Forum, reveals that the money that will be allocated to them is a pledge President Museveni made to them to support their economic empowerment.
Mivule narrates that he was capturing footage of a scuffle between police and NUP supporters in Kyabakuza trading center along the Masaka-Mbarara highway when Enoch Abaine, the Masaka Regional Police Commander directly aimed at him and shot him in the leg.
Kasirye, who was travelling with Kyagulanyi in the same motor vehicle, was hit in the head leading to severe breeding, according to eyewitnesses. Gonzaga Mitimbo Kagumba, a political Assistant to the Masaka Municipality MP, Mathias Mpuuga says Kasirye was shot in Kyabakuza trading centre on the outskirts of Masaka Municipality.
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the NRM Secretary-General noted that they couldn’t conduct fresh primaries because of the limited time and the fact that the Electoral Commission has already set dates for nominations.
But Jessy Mutagubya and Ephraim Kasozi with other opposition activists in Masaka town have told URN that they are not moved by the removal of the posters, saying they will replace them after President Museveni’s departure from the area.
Nancy says that while she requires a range of between two to three million shillings to run her campaigns with her teams per day, the situation has forced her to re-strategize and substantially cut down her expenditures to fit into the modest budget she is operating on, to enable her to keep going.
Theodore Ssekikubo, Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament in Sembabule district, says some of the striking concerns in the area include an unfulfilled pledge to women and youth associations, value addition facilities for agricultural produce, longstanding unresolved land disputes involving political bigwigs and poor social service delivery among others.
However, some candidates contesting for Masaka City Mayoral office have observed that the campaigns are highly expensive, yet voters in almost every household are tagging their ballot to payments from candidates.