Paul Mukalazi, one of the assistants at Mpuuga’s home, says the security officer broke the main gate to the legislator’s home and forced themselves into the compound. They eventually stormed the house where some of the leaders were planning their campaign meeting.
Municipality Member of parliament, Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba and his Bukoto East county
counterpart, Florence Namayanja are locked up at Masaka Central Police Station in relation to protests that
followed the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP
They are locked alongside Evan Kanyike, the Bukoto East NUP
parliamentary candidate, Julliet Kakande Nakabuye, Masaka Woman Parliamentary
candidate and Dr. Abed Bwanika, the Kimanya-Kabonera division parliamentary
candidate. The politicians were picked up together with their political
assistants and coordinators. The suspects were picked up in a joint police and
military raid on Mpuuga’s home in Soweto zone in Katwe-Butego division.
Paul Mukalazi, one of the assistants at Mpuuga’s home, says the security
officer broke the main gate to the legislator’s home and forced themselves into
the compound. They eventually stormed the house where some of the leaders were
planning their campaign meeting.
He says police officers through teargas into the houses to
force those inside to come out.
According to Mulakazi, the suspects were brutally arrested and bundled
on a police patrol truck that drove them to Masaka Central Police Station. Joseph
Kasirye, one of the NUP coordinators in Masaka, says their leaders were meeting
to draw a campaign plan for their presidential candidate who is expected in the
area between Friday and Saturday.
He, however, says police accused them of coordinating the
demonstrations that had spread to different parts of Masaka town as NUP
supporters protested the arrest of their presidential candidate. Muhammad
Nsubuga, the greater Masaka Region Police Spokesperson, says the politicians
were arrested on intelligence indicating that they were planning anarchy in the
Nsubuga says police is holding dozens of several other people who were arrested
in relation to the demonstrations that were conducted in the area of Wednesday.
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Cue out:…..the guise of campaign,”//
//Cue in; “Ffe nga Security…
Cue out; ….embeera yonna.”//
Apparently, there is heavy security deployment in the vicinity
of Masaka Central Police Station and Nyendo Division Station.