KAMPALA – The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango has said that the nomination exercise of members of parliament has been peaceful in most areas of the metropolitan.
In a statement dated October 15, 2020, Onyango noted that Police officers were deployed in strategic places to ensure that there is no chaos during the exercise.
He however said there are candidates who were trying to defy 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,” reads an excerpt.
According to Onyango,they were handled professionally adding that 15 motor vehicles that were part of Ssemujju’s convoy were impounded at parked at Nansana Police Station.
“Two suspects were arrested.Two motorcycles were also impounded,” he said.
Onyango further noted that Ssewanyana and Ntege are being held at Katwe Police Station.
He added that Ssewanyana is being held with over 31 of his supporters.
In Kisekka Market, Onyango said 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,” he revealed.