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Ntoroko Traders Close Shops Ahead of Kyagulanyi's Campaigns

Police officers, who are majorly along the Ntoroko-Bundibuyo highway, are indiscriminately asking the people to clear the road and the places in its vicinity.
Shops have been closed due to heavy security deployment in Karugutu town council
Business operators in Karugutu town council and other parts in Ntoroko district have closed their shops amidst security deployment in the area. National Unity Platform- NUP Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi is expected to campaign in the area.

Police officers, who are majorly along the Ntoroko-Bundibuyo highway, are indiscriminately asking the people to clear the road and the places in its vicinity.

Derrick Musunguzi, a shopkeeper in Karugutu town council, says that as he tried to open his shop, police officers approached him and told him to close and go.

Cosbert Kyomuhendo, a resident of Karugutu Town Council, says they have opted to remain in their homes and forego everything they had planned to do because of the harassment from police. 

"They don't want to see anyone whether at work or just walking around," he says.

In Fort Portal, where he had his last rally from, the deployment has remained in place and Ruhandiika street where the NUP party offices are located has been cut off by Uganda people's Defence Forces - UPDF soldiers and Uganda police.  These have stopped people from accessing the street.

Elijah Biryabarema, the Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner and head of the security committee in the area has declined to comment about the matter, saying he was not on the ground.

Vincent Twesigye, the Rwenzori West Regional Police Spokesperson, also said he could not comment on the deployment because he had traveled to Kasese district for a meeting.