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MP Ssewanyana, 31 supporters detained at Katwe Police Station

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MP Ssewanyana, 31 supporters detained at Katwe Police Station

Police at Katwe Police Station have in custody Hon. Allan Ssewanyana and Farouk Ntege for holding illegal processions during today’s nomination exercise.

Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says Hon. Ssewanyana is being held with over 31 of his supporters.

Onyango says they deployed police officers in strategic places to ensure that the exercise was carried out smoothly without any major problem.

However, there were candidates who defied the EC guidelines of moving in two cars and for them they were travelling in a procession of motorcycles and motor vehicles.

“Notably, they are Hon. Ssemujju Nganda of Kira Municipality, Hon. Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West, Hon. Betty Nambooze of Mukono Municipality, Hon. Kato Lubwoma of Lubaga South, Wakayima Hannington Musoke, a candidate in Nansana Municipality, Mr Farouk Ntege in Makindye Division, Mr. Mathias Mulumba candidate for Kawempe North. They were handled professionally” Onyago said.

At least15 motor vehicles that were part of Hon. Ssemujju’s convoy were impounded and parked at Nansana Police Station. While two suspects were arrested and two motorcycles were also impounded.

Onyango added that in Kisekka Market, a group of youth attacked the joint security team, who were on normal routine patrol in that area, by pelting them with stones.

They damaged a military vehicle and they responded with teargas. Four suspects were arrested and detained at CPS Kampala.

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