KAMPALA – Musician Mathias Walukagga has demanded the release of his 45 polling agents arrested by police on Wednesday evening.
The group was picked up by police at the home of Walukagga in Maya Sub County Wakiso District. Walukagga is vying for the Kyengera Mayoral seat on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the operation followed information that the group of people had gathered at the musician’s home in big numbers.
“The operation was as a result of information from a group of people who had gathered at the musician’s home for a reason not yet known, “said Owoyesigyire.
some of the identified suspects include Nakabaale John, Nakalanzi, Jagwe, Kabwama Sefu, Kimuli Fred, Muhamudu Kagimu, and Nakitende Margret among others.
Sources at Natete police station said that the suspects will be charged for doing negligent acts likely to spread infection of a disease.
Bur addressing journalists at his home, Walukagga said that all arrested people were his polling agents who were supposed to protect his votes. He added that the arrest of his agents was politically motivated.
He claims that the raid was led by the incumbent mayor, Hajji Abdul Kiyimba, an allegation Kiyimba has denied. Last month, Kiyimba lost the Bukoto South Constituency MP race to NUP’s Twaha Kagabo.