Speaking during the launch of the NRM party manifesto at Jinja city conference hall on Saturday, the NRM candidates said they are financially constrained because of the just concluded primary elections. They argued that it is hard for them to battle their rivals from other political parties, most of whom are using money to win over voters.
The deceased who was donning black sportswear is reported to have been shot just 20 meters away from Centenary bank Jinja branch around 9:30 pm. A guard from one of the neighbouring bars who spoke on condition of anonymity says that he heard the gunshot.
During Mwiru’s campaign launch on Friday, the voters say that their area is lagging in terms of quality health care with frequent drug stock-outs and poor infrastructure within the lower health facilities yet there is limited government intervention to improve the situation.
Police patrol trucks led Amuriat towards Jinja-Iganga-Tirinyi highway where he held mini-meetings in Bugembe and Wairaka affecting the smooth flow of traffic. Police also used teargas as many more people came to cheer Amuriat.
Unlike usual operations where only two traffic officers are seen manning the Nalufenya check point, today there are scores of armed Uganda People's’ Defense Forces-UPDF personnel, general duty police officers and field force police unit personnel.
31-year-old Ronald Mawa, a guard attached to Hash Security Services Limited was shot dead while his three colleagues Alfred Opio, Edrine Bwiire and Herban Muhanguzi sustained serious injuries and are admitted at Jinja regional referral hospital emergency unit