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West Nile Leaders Condemn Security Killings of Civilians in Kampala

In Arua and other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to denounce what they call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.
NUP offices in Arua remained closed following the arrest of Bobi Wine and out break of riots on Wednesday.

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A section of leaders across the political divide in West Nile have condemned the killings and brutality by security forces against  innocent civilians in the ongoing riots in Geater Kampala and other parts of the country.

Reports indicate that 15 people have been killed and dozens are nursing injuries since Wednesday after protests broke out following the arrest of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in Luuka district and later his detention at Nalufenya in Jinja district.

However, in Arua and other districts of West Nile, leaders have come up to condemn what they call excessive use of force against innocent civilians who are peacefully demonstrating the arrest of Bobi Wine and demanding for his release.

Fadhil Lemeriga the Democratic Party chairman of Arua and spokesperson for northern region during a press briefing today said immediate inquiry should be launched into the killing of the innocent civilians and that the army be withdrawn to stay in the barracks. // Cue in; The problem is.…// Cue out; kaguta museveni…. //  

Similarly, Hajj Hakim Moli, the regional FDC returning officer West Nile said laws regarding presidential and other elections must uniformly apply to candidates regardless of their status. According to Hakim the citizens should come out to demand for respect of their life and rights to choose leaders of their preference, adding that worse scenarios could still be unfolding. // Cue in; If there is a law.…// Cue out; should be ready for that…. //

Meanwhile Job Matua Richard NRM regional chairperson for West Nile says the candidates should restrain themselves from allowing crowds to follows them. He however says mishandling of any presidential and other candidates by security forces is a violation of human rights and should be condemned.// Cue in; The situation in which.…// Cue out; mishandle any candidate…. // 

NUP offices in Arua have remained closed with the officials’ whereabouts unknown following the arrest of their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. By the time URN visited the offices today, the doors were locked with a padlock and known officials and NUP candidates's contacts were unreachable.