Natukunda, who is running for the Mwenge North parliamentary seat, says they were shocked to find the office-wide open on Thursday morning and all their campaign materials including 500 T-Shirts missing.
The NUP party offices were opened last week.
have ransacked the National Unity Platform – NUP party offices in Kyenjojo
district. Innocent Natukunda, Tooro Sub Region NUP coordinator, says the
incident happened on Wednesday night and they are yet to establish those behind
is running for the Mwenge North parliamentary seat, says they were
shocked to find the office-wide open on Thursday morning and all their campaign
materials including 500 T-Shirts missing. He says the material
included about 8,000 posters including those of their parliamentary candidates
in the district and presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi.
"All the posters of the opposition leaning candidates including our own
have been torn and others unpinned from most parts of the district,"
Natukunda told URN in an interview. William
Kyomya, the Mwenge South NUP parliamentary has condemned the attack on their
offices, saying they have already reported the matter to police.
was an act of cowardice. Why do they fear us? But I want to assure our
supporters that these things are only making us stronger and we are not going
to be shaken," Kyomya said. The affected office, which is found along Kyenjojo-Mubende
highway in Kyenjojo Town Council was opened on Tuesday last week amidst tight
The Kyenjojo District Police Commander- DPC, Julius
Baganza gave the NUP officials only 30 minutes to complete the event and
reduced the number of participants from the planned 70 to only 20. Baganza explained that the guidelines were aimed
at ensuring peace, compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures -SOPs
and preventing crowds that would disrupt traffic flow along the road.
DPC asked for more time before commenting about the NUP office break-in.
Bureau Chief, Tooro Sub-Region