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Five Hospitalised, 31 Arrested in Makindye Division Nomination Fracas :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Five Hospitalised, 31 Arrested in Makindye Division Nomination Fracas

They include Agnes Nakamya, whose arm was fractured by a teargas canister fired inside Great Valley Children’s primary school, where the crowd had pitched camp after Lusagala's nomination at 2 pm. The others are Baker Kakembo, Allen Nanziri, Justine Nalule and an unidentified minor.
Allan Sewanyana grounded by police after nomination in Mubaraka zone Makindye west constituency

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Five people have been hospitalized for injuries sustained when the police dispersed crowds that were accompanying Makindye West Democratic Party (DP) aspirant Bosco Lusagala for nominations on Thursday.

They include Agnes Nakamya, whose arm was fractured by a teargas canister fired inside Great Valley Children’s primary school,  where the crowd had pitched camp after Lusagala's nomination at 2 pm. The others are Baker Kakembo, Allen Nanziri, Justine Nalule and an unidentified minor.

Three of the five people are admitted at St Francis Nsambya while the rest have been admitted to private clinics in Makindye division. Nakamya has been admitted into the theatre at St. Francis Nsambya hospital where she was scheduled for an operation.

According to Winfred Nakamya, an eyewitness, the police beat up people who had gathered in Mubarak zone after they started pelting stones at the officers on duty. In the rebuttal, some of them fell in drainage culverts and sustained injuries in the process.

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Pius Kaasa, a resident of Makindye zone IV  who rushed the lady whose arm was fractured by a teargas canister to the hospital said they have paid at least 1.2 million Shillings for their treatment.

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Earlier, Allan  Sewanyana, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate for Makindye West  was arrested for leading a procession contrary to the COVID-19 preventive guidelines.  

He was intercepted by officers from the Kampala South Regional Police headquarters at Katwe trading centre and bundled on a police patrol vehicle registration number UP 5467  shortly after his nomination.  Sewanyana was moving with about 100 supporters when he was intercepted.

According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, candidates were only allowed to move with a seconder and nominator to comply with COVID-19 preventive measures.