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Unknown People Ransack Kyenjojo NUP Offices

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.
19 Nov 2020 14:56
The NUP party offices were opened last week.
Unknown people 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 it.


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. 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. 

"That 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 security guidelines.

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. 

The DPC asked for more time before commenting about the NUP office break-in.