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Otafiire Disarms Security Operatives in Namboole for Intimidating Delegates

Chaos broke out last night inside the Namboole stadium, when two young boys were found armed with pistols while intimidating supporters of some candidates vying for the position of NRM Secretary General.



One of the boys was wearing an accreditation tag with the name Ben Wanjala.



The second who carried a pistol could not be identified by name, as he did not have any tag on but on a closer interrogation by General Kahinda Otafiire; he said he was attached to the Special Forces Group – SFG.



The Spokesman for the Special Forces Group, Captain Edison Kwesiga could not establish their true identities by the time of filing this report. But he said investigations had already started on the matter.



The dramatic incident that occurred late in the evening started after youthful mobilisers of Otafiire complained to him that some two young boys were following him wherever he went and telling delegates not to support him. Otafiire was called in to face off with the two boys who did not leave the place.



They insisted on attending his campaigns.



Soon after, one of Otafiire's Kanyamas saw one of them with a pistol hoisted to his back upon which they grabbed the boy and disarmed him. They handed the pistol to the General who took almost ten minutes interrogating the boys.



They apologized to him and he handed them back the pistol, ordering them to leave his campaigns alone. They were later seen getting out of the stadium.



When Uganda Radio Network later asked Otafiire whether he would report the matter to the NRM secretariat he laughed off saying he would not because it would be like reporting a suspect to a court where he is the judge.



But he wondered why plain cloth security was engaging in campaigns and intimidation of delegates.



Otafiire's main rival for the position is current Secretary General, Amama Mbabazi who is also minister in charge of security.



Mbabazi has not commented on the matter as he did not pick his phone, when we tried to reach him for comment.

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