Led by the NUP party Coordinator in Tooro, Innocent Natukunda, the leaders said that the subsequent arrests and shooting of those who were protesting Kyagulanyi’s arrest in several parts of the country were illegal acts.
The CCTV photos released by Superintendent of Police –SP Patrick Onyango, who is the Kampala police spokesperson, show people carrying logs, stones, tyres, and garbage placing them in the middle of roads.
John Baptist Wamala the head of mobilisers in Mukono municipality says that they fear to be attacked by angry NUP supporters. Wamala wants the government not to be selective in enforcing the covid-19 guidelines during campaigns.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, confirmed that suspects are being detained almost in every police cells in Kampala metropolitan. Onyango said the number could go high since figures for Kira Division, Nansana, Kasangati and Kakiri policing divisions were yet to be included.
Trouble for Amuriat started when his entourage from Kitgum District dodged security to address a rally in neighbouring Omoro District where he was instead expected on Thursday. Earlier, he addressed a rally in Kitgum on a day he was expected to be in Lamwo.
Paul Mukalazi, one of the assistants at Mpuuga’s home, says the security officer broke the main gate to the legislator’s home and forced themselves into the compound. They eventually stormed the house where some of the leaders were planning their campaign meeting.
Our reporter observed a number of small vehicles and trucks making U-turns as others struggled to secure parking space until the situation calms down. Most of the people who were driving vehicles branded with NRM party colours and posters of NRM candidates were seen fleeing for their dear lives.
Moses Kakiryo, the Busia District Police Commander-DPC, says Abdullah Tiff, who also doubles at the NUP Coordinator in Busia district, was found with several others using a public address system to insight people in Mawero village to rise up and protest Kyagulanyi’s arrest.
The suspects are believed to be the ring leaders who mobilized NUP supporters from various parts of Hoima City to block the Hoima-Fort Portal road who were protesting the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine, the President National Unity Platform-NUP.
According to Brig. Gen. Flavior Byekwaso, the Army spokesperson, the brigade is simply meant to beef up security in Kyotera especially Mutukula, Rakai and parts of Isingiro districts which share a borderline with Tanzania.