His Lawyer Naimah Kasasa says police first charged her client on Tuesday for participating in Kyagulanyi’s procession contrary to the COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures, which was quashed by the Resident State Attorney.
City Lawyer Abudallah Kiwanuka Mulimamayuni spent Wednesday
night in custody at Mukono Police Division for allegedly organizing protests
against the arrest of the National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate,
Robert Kyagulanyi last month.
Kiwanuka was detained when he went to follow up on the detention
of two NUP supporters who were arrested on Monday for their alleged involvement
in Kyagulanyi’s procession in Mukono and Buikwe districts on Monday.
Kiwanuka, who is also Mukono County North NUP parliamentary
candidate is charged with destruction of the road by burning tires, blocking
traffic and inciting violence during the November 18th, 2020 riots
that broke out following the arrest of Kyagulanyi in Luuka district.
His Lawyer Naimah Kasasa says police first charged her client on Tuesday for
participating in Kyagulanyi’s procession contrary to the COVID-19 Standard
Operating Procedures, which was quashed by the Resident State Attorney.
They then decided to slap him with new charges of relating
to the old riots. She also notes that police have denied her client bond,
saying they are now looking at court to release him on bail. She also cast doubt on the charges brought against
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Fred Oyaka, the Officer in Charge of Mukono Police Division declined to speak
about the matter and only said they have completed the necessary investigations
for the suspects to appear in court.
Kiwanuka’s supporters believe the arrest is politically
motivated by his rival to distract his campaigns.
The lawyer is running against
the Water State Minister, Ronald Kibuule, Arthur Bukenya and Isaac Darasi both
independent, DP’s Ronald Kikomeko and FDC’s Lukubira Bakubi.
Musa Male, a resident at Nama Sub County in Mukono says the arrest of their candidate
will not distract them from canvassing support, saying they are ready to push
until polling day.
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Ivan Mukisa, another voter says everything has its own time and nothing can
stop success whose time has come. He says although the government insists on
arresting opposition candidates, they will still emerge winners.