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Kyagulanyi Blocked from Campaigning in Kalangala

More than thirty NUP supporters who were accompanying Kyagulanyi were also arrested including his chief bodyguard Eddie Mutwe.
Some of the NUP supoorters and journalists who were blocked and arrested. NUP Photo

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Security personnel have blocked the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi from campaigning in Kalangala.

Kyagulanyi was expected to campaign in Kyamuswa County areas including  Kachanga- Kacungwa in Mazinga Sub County, Kisaba, Namisoke and Misonzi and Kalangala Town Council at Kaala Play ground.

However, he was blocked by the army and police from proceeding to the campaign venues.

More than thirty NUP supporters who were accompanying Kyagulanyi were also arrested including his chief bodyguard Eddie Mutwe.

In Kalangala Town Council, the police are currently engaged in running battles with Kyagulanyi’s supporters who are protesting the actions of the security personnel. Police fired teargas forcing traders to close their shops.

Richard Katumba, the NUP spokesperson in Kalangala says that Police has not informed them why their supporters were arrested.

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In a press statement released by the Uganda Police, Kyagulanyi was restrained for continuously holding massive rallies amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in total disregard of the Electoral Commission and Ministry of Health guidelines. The statement adds that Kyagulanyi will be transferred to his home in Magere, Kampala.

  According to Police, the arrested NUP supporters deflated tyres of police motor vehicles, incited violence and obstructed police officers on duty.  

 



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