Sam Baluku who contested on the NUP ticket for the Kasese Municipality Mayoral seat says the decision was the only available option after the court rejected Kyagulanyi’s intention to amend his petition to introduce more grounds challenging the election.
The phrase has now been adopted by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, now seen as the founder of a formidable force dubbed People Power in Uganda. He has taken it a notch further to conjoin a slogan People Power, Our Power which has since become popular among ordinary people.
The Criminal Investigations Department, the two did not have the approval for seeking medical treatment abroad. Medical referrals from Uganda require that persons seeking treatment abroad must be examined by a consultant who prepares a report indicating that their medical condition can only be managed abroad.
In a statement posted on its website, Unwanted Witness Uganda expressed its displeasure towards the repetitive threats being issued by different security agencies targeting dissenting opinions on the internet following the arrest of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi and 33 other people in connection to the Arua municipality MP by-elections.
The report notes that of the other 26 suspects, two of the women could neither sit nor stand as a result of tortured. The committee says Night Asara one of the women was bleeding from her private parts.
The Leader of Opposition, Betty Aol Ochan threatened to mobilize the masses from the constituencies of the jailed MPs to demonstrate, should Government fail to provide a satisfactory account on the fate of the MPs immediately and release them unconditionally.
As a result, police swung into action and started firing teargas to disperse the protesters and open the road leading to running battles. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety in Kamwokya Mosque.
According to Nansubuga, Kawuma has been the sole bread winner of the family, saying his murder has left them hopeless. She asks Kyagulanyi to provide for the family since her husband was killed while serving him.