NUP party leadership strongly rejected calls by some of its members to seek out government, to negotiate for the release of their supporters who were kidnapped during last year’s election cycle and remained in cells some in unknown locations.
Muwonge says that in addition to emotional stress, the victims are also suffering from strange health complications, which occasioned the gross mistreatment and torture they suffered during the period they stayed in confinement.
Jane Kyomugisha, an elder sister to Kasumba narrates that the victim was picked by unknown people who invaded his home in Kyakonda ward, Nabisasa Sub county in Kyotera district on the eve of the election for local council three leaders.
The 96km-road was built in the 1960s to link and promote trade ties and cooperation between Uganda, Tanzania, and the rest of the East African partners. Kyotera County Member of Parliament John Paul Mpalanyi told URN that the current state of the road is appalling.
According to Mpalanyi, the donation is in response to repeated outcries from the hospital for the items amid the growing number of COVID-19 patients and deaths. So far 18 health workers at the facility have contracted the virus, with two of them on oxygen.
Before his death, Kasamba was mediating the different rival NRM factions led by Haruna Kyeyune Kasolo, the MP for Kyotera County and Kyotera NRM Chairman, Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the Kyotera LCV Chairperson, and Magdalene Nasolo, the Mutukula NRM chairperson.
While delivering President Yoweri Museveni's condolence message, the Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya who was the chief mourner, appealed to all leaders to emulate Kasamba and take forward his legacy for the good of the country.
Partick Kintu Kisekulo, the chairperson for Kyotera district says the victims were last night dropped in different trading centers by people driving in security vehicles commonly known as Toyota drones.
They say that Magufuli allowed the Ugandan traders and residents to freely cross into Tanzania to trade at the time when Uganda locked its borders. According to Madina Nazziwa, a resident of Kyakatuuma village in Mutukula Town Council, they only survived because Magufuli allowed them to cross to Tanzania to buy food for their families.
At least Shillings 1.5bn was budgeted for the whole project and part of the money was expected from the central government. However, the project stalled in April 2019 after the Shillings 540m that was released by the Finance Ministry was suddenly diverted to implement several projects in different sub-counties.
Secretary General Gerald Siranda says it is the cardinal role of every DP Member to keep recruiting members and building the party. Moreover, according to Siranda, Kyotera is an appropriate branch to lead the revival, seeing as the district did win 2 parliamentary seats and several LCV councilor seats.