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Masaka Woman NRM MP Candidate on The Spot for Torturing Her Rival's Supporters

Paul Muweesi, the Bugere Parish NRM Youth Publicity Secretary, says besides reporting the matter to police, they also want the party leadership to reprimand Mubanda for procuring their torture.
Freda Nanziri Kase Mubanda

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Freda Nanziri Kase Mubanda, the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate for the Masaka Woman parliamentary set is on the spot for allegedly torturing the supporters of her rival, Joanitah Nalule in the just concluded primary elections.

Mubanda was declared winners with 11,908 votes against Nalule’s 5,569 votes.

At least seven supporters of Nalule in Kyesiiga Sub County in Bukoto Central constituency are still nursing injuries they sustained in the campaigns to the run-up of the NRM primaries.

The victims accuse Mubanda of hiring gangs of youths that went around beating up the supporters of her political rival two days to the elections.

Mikdad Lusiba, the Chairperson of Lwemodde Village in Kyesiiga Sub County is one of the victims of the election violence.

According to Lusiba, a group of youth driving in Mubanda’s campaign vehicles stormed the village armed with the machetes and started beating up whoever was opposed to their candidate.  

Lusiba, who is nursing wounds on his back and on the edge of his lips, says he was kidnapped on the eve of primary and tortured by a group of youth accusing him of not supporting their candidate.

  //Cue in: (Luganda) “mba ntikula    

Cue out: …..driver ka Mubanda.”//   

Carol Namugerwa and Alex Mubiru, who are also nursing injuries, say they were targeted for coordinating Nalule’s polling agents.

//Cue in: (Luganda) “nze byenzijukirako…. 

 

Cue out; ….bakazikamu omuntu.”//   


The victims of the electoral violence have petitioned Masaka District NRM Executive Committee demanding to reprimand Mubanda and compel her to pay for their treatment. 

Paul Muweesi, the Bugere Parish NRM Youth Publicity Secretary, says besides reporting the matter to police, they also want the party leadership to reprimand Mubanda for procuring their torture.  

He says that should the party fail to act, they may also, be compelled to revenge when Mubanda returns to campaign in their area during the general elections.  

//Cue in: (Luganda)“bwetabaawo kikolerbwa….   

Cue out; …..miti mito.”//     

Efforts by our reporter to speak to Mubanda about the allegations didn’t yield results as her known phone numbers have been unavailable for the past two days.

Peter Ssekungu, the Masaka District NRM Chairperson has confirmed receiving complaints of torture against party supporters in Kyesiiga Sub County, saying they are keenly following up the matter.  

//Cue in: (Luganda) “njagala okuvumirira…. 


 

Cue out; …..tujja kukikola.”//  

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