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.
“The cost of testing at the time was too high at the US $65 and later US$ 50 per person. As a result, we have never been able to resume our activities, especially, since as you all know, we do not receive any funding for expenditures such as COVID-19 resting,” the UTTA statement.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says they have received information about ‘hooligans’ who intend to wreak havoc on voters and businesses in the city during the elections.
During last week’s presidential and parliamentary elections, several polling stations faced challenges that include using the Biometric Voter Verification Kit (BVVK) machines owing to knowledge gaps, checking voter’s registers and guiding voters on how to proceed during vote casting.
The EC spokesperson points out that further investigation must be done on invalid vote numbers because spoilt votes generate from conduct and behavior of a voter and might be protest votes from people seen from the way they cross out some candidates’ names, which may yield high numbers of the spoilt votes.
On Tuesday, the applicants through their lawyers of PACE and Company Advocates led by George Musisi argue that they have a constitutional right to apply for bail and that the charges against them are bailable.
“All the 11 guards were arrested and later released after recording statements with PSU. They are being accused of deviating from police operation procedures when they were guarding presidential candidates. The IGP said they disrespected orders of OCs and DPCs,” source said.
Yasin Madoi, the NUP Industrial City Division parliamentary candidate, says declaration forms were signed prior to the end of the election, which is illegal. He says he intends to seat down with him to decide a way forward on their next course of action.
Addressing journalists at the DP headquarters in Kampala, the party Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler, said the entire election right from the campaigns was marred with human right violations and can’t pass the test of free and fair elections.