Zainab was arrested on Thursday evening with scores of NUP supporters in Moroto town as they held a peaceful demonstration demanding the release of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.
The National Unity Platform, NUP Moroto woman parliamentary candidate Zainab Angella Ali has been arrested.
Zainab was arrested on Thursday evening with scores of NUP
supporters in Moroto town as they held a peaceful demonstration demanding the
release of NUP presidential candidate, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi.
Eight people were arrested from Campswahili Juu when a section of
NUP supporters lit tyres at the junction between Kitale and Dodoth Road.
It all started as a peaceful demonstration in the business
district when a group of NUP supporters marched through Kitale Road holding Free
Bobi Wine placards. A group of about 10 youths held the placards but later more
Police immediately fired tear gas and bullets to disperse the
The Moroto DPC, Jude Nasucha accuses Zainab of mobilizing NUP supporters to
The NUP Coordinator for Moroto Andrew Lokong explains that they
want to join the rest of the country in demanding for the release of Kyagulanyi.
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This is the second time Zainab has been arrested. Earlier this month, she was
arrested for allegedly leading a procession in a manner which exposes the
public to the spread of Covid-19.
In Arua, two NUP candidates and three supporters were arrested for
staging an illegal demonstration. Victor Cadribo, the Parliamentary candidate
for Terego East, Hadad Salim for Arua Central division, Mohamad Ali NUP
coordinator West Nile, Bashir Ssekamate and Rashid Abdul all NUP supporters
were arrested from Go-down road as they allegedly protested the arrest of
The suspects were picked up by a team of police detectives,
whisked to Arua CPS. The District Police Commander Arua Dennis Ochama declined
to comment on the matter.
In Entebbe, the army arrested the NUP candidate for LCIII Chairperson
Division B in Entebbe Municipality Peter Kisakye Zzimula for leading a protest
in Lugonjo-Nakiwogo. He was arrested
around 4 pm and whisked away in a private vehicle in Lugonjo. His whereabouts are
NUP supporters led by Robert Masaazi are now demanding for the release of
Kisakye and Kyagulanyi from detention.
to Masaazi, all the 48 NUP candidates in Entebbe Municipality agreed last night
to suspend their campaigns until Kyagulanyi is released.