According to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election materials and participated in a post-election protests.
Security teams in the Greater Masaka region are holding 28 people who are suspected to have masterminded or
participated in different forms of violence during the presidential and
parliamentary elections held last week.
to Masaka Regional Police Spokesperson Muhammad Nsubuga, the suspects were arrested over the last five days. Some directly attacked their opponents while others destroyed election
materials and participated in a post-election protests.
says that 17 of them were arrested in Masaka, seven in Rakai and four in Lwengo Districts. They are now held at police as investigations into the matter take shape.
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Last week, the police in Kyotera arrested more than 20 people who are said to have been hired to
disorganise presidential, parliamentary and Local Government elections in the area. The
group was intercepted in Kyotera town council while traveling in a Toyota Hiace Drone Reg. No. UAH 283J.
to the Rtd. Maj. David Matovu, the Kyotera Resident District Commissioner, they received
intelligence information about the group prior to the arrest.
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was a lot of controversy since the taxi was intercepted within a convoy of John
Paul Mpalanyi, the Democratic Party candidate for the Kyotera County parliamentary
the suspects denied involvement in the election violence saying the army boots, found in their possession
were planted to frame them.
the majority were released later without any charge.
to Patrick Kintu Kisekulo, the Incumbent Kyotera Distyrict Chairman, the
police were used to witch-hunt his supporters.