Annet Najjemba, the Programs Director at Radio Kitara told Uganda Radio Network that as Kyalisiima was broadcasting the event unfolding live on Radio Kitara, security officers arrested him and whisked him off to an unknown destination.
Kyagulanyi with hundreds of his supporters wanted to access the Masindi town for another rally prompting anti-riot police and the UPDF under the command of Vincent Irama, the Masindi District Police commander to block him.
Tumukunde who arrived in Masindi from Buliisa district at 3pm was blocked by police led by the Masindi District Police commander Vincent Irama from holding a rally at Kijura market in Masindi town where he wanted to address the traders.
Kabuleta, who was scheduled to hold his campaign rally at Masindi Booma grounds in Masindi town on Sunday, was received by hundreds of his supporters including Boda-Boda riders who met him at Kijura trading center, about 1 km away from Masindi town.
Dr Rogers Musinguzi, the Head of COVID-19 Case management team in Masindi district, told Uganda Radio Network on Monday morning that they are arranging to transfer the two senior health officials to either Entebbe hospital or Hoima Regional Referral Hospital COVID-19 Treatment Unit.
Richard Businge, the Kitanyata 2 village chairperson, says that Abigaba was first admitted in a nearby clinic before he was transferred to Masindi Hospital when his condition worsened where he died from.
The confusion erupted after Masindi district chairperson Cosmas Byaruhanga and Wilson Isingoma Mugimba turned up for the nomination both presenting documents from the NRM party secretariat endorsing them as the legitimate flag bearers.
Masindi district registered its first COVID-19 case on May 1,2020 after a police detective attached to Masindi Central police station tested positive for the Coronavirus during the Rapid Assessment survey conducted by the health ministry across the country.
During the High Court sitting on Thursday, Richard Akuzigibwe and Ronald Murungi from Kabalega Advocates and legal consultants who represented the registered Trustees argued that the plaintiff had lost interest in the case.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson, says the suspect says the suspect will appear in court on charges of aggravated defilement contrary to section 129 (3) and (4) (c) of the Penal Code act.
The decision to turn the Female ward into the COVID-19 Isolation Center comes at a time when the Minsitry of health plans to have more COVID-19 Isolation centers across the country in anticipation of more COVID-19 cases around the country.