Heavily armed police officers led by Moroto District Police Commander, Jude Nasucha barricaded the road a few meters from the Naitakwae, where Kyagulanyi has addressed his political rally to block him from accessing Moroto town where he had booked airtime on radio for a talk show.
Drivers stranded for several hours on Moroto Highway as police blocked Bobi Wine from accessing Moroto town
Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi failed to
appear on Ateker FM, a local radio station in Moroto on Friday evening after
being blocked by police.
armed police officers led by Moroto District Police Commander, Jude
Nasucha barricaded the road a few meters from the Naitakwae, where Kyagulanyi
has addressed his political rally to block him from accessing Moroto town where
he had booked airtime on the radio for a talk show.
The officers directed Kyagulanyi to head to Soroti town
where he is expected today. Kyagulanyi, who is popularly known by his stage
name as Bobi Wine, noted that the police were being used by the incumbent
President, Yoweri Museveni to frustrate the opposition. He also said he wasn’t surprised by the police
actions, which favour the incumbent.
Kyagulanyi also faulted the Electoral Commission for being
timid in addressing the issue of a balanced playing ground for all candidates
and doubted its capacity to deliver free and fair elections. Dozens of vehicles
destined to and from Moroto were trapped for several hours as the police barricaded
the road at Naitakwae some 3 kilometers to Moroto town.
Paul Okumu and Mike Ebiru who were heading to Tororo and Soroti respectively
expressed their frustration over the barricade. Another female passenger, who
declined to give her name, decried the conduct of the police targeting opposition
candidates. In Moroto, all the streets were covered by military and police
presence on Friday.
There was heavy deployment and several road blocks mounted
on Moroto Kotido Road. According to a source, who traveled from Kotido to
Moroto on Friday, a total of 7 road blocks were mounted between Kotido and