Asked why she had chosen to hold a procession contrary to the guidelines issued by the Commission, Nambi told Uganda Radio Network-URN that she secured permission from Police, which okayed the procession with a limited number of people.
Nambi, the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate for the
Kampala Woman parliamentary seat took the streets to celebrate her nomination
contrary to the Electoral Commissions’ ban on processions.
Nambi, who stood on
a wheel loader with several private bodyguards drove from the EC Ntinda offices to the
streets in the city center accompanied by hundreds of Boda-boda riders clad in
NRM party colors to celebrate her nomination.
went through Kiira Road, Mulago Round About, Wandegeya, Kampala Road, Jinja
Road up to Kati Kati Restaurant at Lugogo where they converged. However, none
of the security officers manning different checkpoints in the city stopped
Nambi and her supporters.
she had chosen to hold a procession contrary to the guidelines issued by the
Commission, Nambi told Uganda Radio Network-URN that she secured permission
from Police, which okayed the procession with a limited number of people.
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was clad in a yellow over-all and armed with a spade in hand, explained that
police specifically allowed her to have a procession with a group of Boda-boda
riders, rubbish truck and loader.
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had a free ride, the story was different from the Kampala Central Member of
Parliament, Muhammad Nsereko. The flamboyant legislator wanted to go through
Ntinda into the City center but was directed by police officers at the Ntinda
EC offices to take a different direction on grounds that processions are banned.
Nsereko was immediately driven to his home in Bugolobi in the company of a
Police Patrol truck leaving his supporters on Boda-bodas and sound truck
stranded in Ntinda. The Makindye West MP, Allan Ssewanya was also intercepted
around Katwe and bundled on a police patrol van for leading a procession
shortly after his nomination.
EC issued nomination guidelines, requiring all parliamentary aspirants to
appear at the nomination center accompanied by four people and leave quietly. On
Wednesday, EC Spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, said they wouldn’t allow any form of
mass gatherings and that security forces were already briefed on this and will
enforce it to the latter.
Luke Owoyesigire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police
Spokesperson, who sounded surprised about Nambi's procession told URN that they haven’t sanctioned any processions in Kampala.