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People Power supporter arrested over abusing Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni. (FILE PHOTO)

KAGADI – A supporter of People Power, a political pressure group associated with Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has been arrested for allegedly inciting violence and insulting President Museveni in Kagadi District.

Peter Katusabe Junior was arrested on Monday on the orders of the Resident District Commissioner.

According to Kagadi District Police Commander Romeo Ojara Oneck, Katusabe, while appearing on a talk show at a local radio station in Kagadi town on January 27, attacked the person of the President and incited violence by advising people evicted from Kyangwali refugee camp to take up machetes and arrows to defend themselves.

‘‘Junior was called to record statement in respect to the statement in he made on a talk show in Kagadi where he abused the person of the president of Uganda His Excellency Yoweri Museveni and incited violence among the people of Kyangwali,’’ Ojara said.

He added that the activist will soon appear in court once investigations into his case are complete.

However, Kakumiro District Woman MP, and Parliamentary Commissioner Robinah Nabanja condemned the arrest, saying “it is not a solution.”

Peter Katusabe arrested for insulting the president. 

Nabanja says people with different ideas from NRM should not be arrested or harassed but rather lured to join the party.

In November 2018, Police foiled a consultative meeting by People Power activists in Idudi trading centre in the eastern Uganda Bugweri district.

The activists were scheduled to meet on Thursday afternoon and unveil Mercy Walukamba as their candidate for the Bugweri district Woman MP seat.

The meeting was prompted by tension between the JEEMA candidate, Sarah Babirye and Walukamba, who both claim support from the People Power movement led by Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi. A team of police officers led by the Bugweri district police commander, John Nkudizana deployed heavily and blocked the meeting, saying it was an illegal assembly.

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