More than 30 people were been arrested since Wednesday when protests erupted following news of the arrest of NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, who is accused of defying guidelines put in place by the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health on controlling the spread of COVID-19, during campaigns.
In a letter dated November 19 written, signed by George William Magezi, the Kamwenge district returning Officer and addressed to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Magezi states that he received and considered withdrawal notices by Nuwagba and Atuhaire.
Muhangi's nomination had been blocked by the Ntungamo District Returning Officer Robert Baine after reportedly arriving late at the venue. On the same day of his anticipated nomination, Munangi had been bounced for failing to deliver all the required paperwork to support his bid.
The pathologist says most of the bodies had injuries arising from bullets, stampede and traumatic accidents although he adds they still analyzing to come up with a comprehensive report for what could have been the cause of death for each.
Both day and night patrols will continue until the new lockdown is lifted and residents in the area have been told to remain at home and to avoid unnecessary movements which may cause their arrest. meantime, Uniform and plainclothed police and armed officers are patrolling the communities to put out the fire and to clear the barricades out of the roads, and to enforce the law.
Amuriat has been walking barefooted as a signature stunt, following events on his nomination day, when he was dragged to the nomination venue in Kyambogo after losing his shoes in a fracas with the police. He has since then, launched a nationwide crusade dubbed “barefoot revolution” in protest of the indignity meted against him.
Victor Cadribo, the Parliamentary candidate for Terego East, Sadad Salim for Arua Central division, Mohamad Ali, the NUP coordinator for West Nile, Bashir Ssekamate and Rashid Abdul were joined charged for organizing a riot, violating COVID-19 prevention guidelines and holding an illegal assembly.
Uganda Radio Network has taken a tour around the city, covering shops, arcades and malls both in the Central Business District and in the suburbs many of which remained closed, and now brings you the pictures.