Crime & Investigation

180 Arrested in Kampala Festival

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change have accused president Yoweri Museveni of embarking on early campaigns ahead of 2016 general elections.

The campaigns, order they claim, page are not only illegal, but also unfairly exclusive to himself and not any other political party.

“He is obviously campaigning in advance,” said FDC spokesperson Mr John Kikonyogo on Monday. “It is so ironic that he tells everybody not to campaign, yet he is clearly campaigning and using national resources.”

Kikonyogo was speaking in reference to the president’s tours around the country which included the commissioning of numerous projects, something he said was strategic.

He noted that as the president moved around interacting with the masses as pressures mount on him, most opposition figures remained under lockdown by police and curtailed from doing the same.

“Now that the Uganda police marked 100 years, the coming times will examine their recently declared commitment to remain impartial.”

Kikonyogo’s remarks came only days as the party prepares to move their next Council meeting away from Najjanankumbi to Luweero district.

Slated for October 17, the meeting is intended to chart ways of moving forward with party preparations for election of new leaders in all structures from the grassroots, set for February next year.


Kikonyogo told press, “We are moving away from Namboole and Najjanankumbi. We want our people to see and interact with their leaders and also to popularize them down there.”

He added that in the future, the national delegates’ conference might be held in Adjumani district.
Police in Kampala has disclosed that they have started screening suspected criminals that were arrested yesterday during the city festival.

The suspects were nabbed stealing phones, seek handbags; pick pocketing, abusing drugs as according to Patrick Onyango the police spokesperson Kampala metropolitan.

“We shall screen them, what we know is that some of these jumped court bail, others police bond but will be taken to courts where they were told to appear and even charge them for disobeying lawful orders,”
said Onyango.

They are currently being detained at Kampala Central Police Station.

Meanwhile, Police is still stranded with 4 kids who got lost in the festival, and claim that they are all from one family of Winifred Mbabazi, a resident of Kamwokya.

They have been identified as, Silver Tusiime, 12, Talent Mulamira, 8, Bosco Atuhaire and Gerald Bendera.

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