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8 Arrested over Planned Protest Against Luweero Town Clerk

Police in Luweero have arrested eight people for allegedly planning a violent protest against Luweero town clerk Muluuta Mugagga.
The eight suspects apprehended by police for attempting to launch a protest in Luweero
Police in Luweero have arrested eight people for allegedly planning a violent protest against Luweero town clerk Muluuta Mugagga.

 

Godfrey Ninsiima, the Luweero District Police Commander, identifies the suspects as Ivan Cukka (30), Mohammed Kayi (29), Mohammed Kimera (42), Kenneth Kiberu (30), Henry Kayongo (21), James Sekate (18), Musisi Senyonjo (21) and Rogers Segujja, all resident in Luweero town council.

 

Speaking to Uganda Radio Network,Ninsiima says that the suspects are being held  at the Central Police Station as ring leaders in the protest. The planned protest was foiled by the force it deployed at fuel stations in and around Luweero town.

 

Ninsiima says the suspects were picked up Thursday around Luweero Taxi Park and Sseeta road where they had convened to begin the protest.

 

He says that they had disguised themselves as idlers and card players to fool the police of their real intent.

 

He says that preliminary investigations indicate that the protests that were being planned against Muluuta Mugagga’s stay in office and were backed by Charles Ssebyala the town council LC 3 Chairman.

 

Mugagga was implicated in a November 2012 Auditor General report in the mismanagement of 60 million shillings meant to do district work.

 

Ssebyala’s backing stems from his accusation that the Luweero Chief Administrative Officer Christopher Kyomya has failed to act against the town clerk in accordance with the report's recommendations.

 

DPC Ninsiima says that suspects face charges of inciting violence, as investigations continue.

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