Edison Muhangi, the Sironko District Police Commander, says they intervened because the legislator and his supporters were violating Covid19 preventive measures put in Place by the Health Ministry and the President banning processions.
the Bulambuli County Member of Parliament and dozens of his supporters are in
police custody for flouting Covid19 guidelines. The suspected were picked up on
Saturday evening by Police in Sironko District while holding a procession.
alleged that the MP led the procession from Namunsi a trading center in Mbale
City and on his way to Bulambuli district. However, they were intercepted by
Police in Sironko, which picked up the legislator and dozens of his supporters.
Muhangi, the Sironko District Police Commander, says they intervened because
the legislator and his supporters were violating Covid19 preventive measures
put in Place by the Health Ministry and the President banning processions.
“How could he do such a thing? The President was very clear on issues of no
procession and now he mobilized Boda boda riders and other people who formed a
very big procession that could spread the Covid19 disease,” Muhangi told our
reporter on Phone.
He also said that they arrested scores of Burundo’s supporters and impounded 14
motorcycles and 3 pickup vehicles.
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It is said that Burundo was celebrating his victory as the
National Resistance Movement-NRM Bulambuli County parliamentary candidate following a declaration by
the tribunal on Thursday. Burundo had earlier lost the flag to Isaac Katenya but he
petitioned the NRM tribunal protesting Katenya’s Victory.
Katenya and his supporters have since
protested Burundo’s victory citing irregularities in the setup of the tribunal.
Kateya had won the election with 8753 votes against 5162 votes polled by Burundo.