Police has for the second time in 2 days foiled another public rally for presidential aspirant John Patrick Amama Mbabazi that was scheduled to take place at Kakindu play grounds in Jinja town.
Following their planned rally in Soroti that police never allowed to happen, more about http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/deprecated.php Mbabazi was on Thursday afternoon scheduled to have another one but police sorounded Mt. Elgon hotel where he had his camp before reading out new orders that they would have to escort him to Jinja.
Speaking to journalists before setting off for Jinja, ed http://class-actions.us/wp-includes/feed-rss.php the former Prime Minister said he was not aware of the letter by Jinja Town Clerk that stopped him from proceeding with his rally in the town as the venue had earlier been booked for other use.
“That is a total lie and I have not heard of it. By the time we booked, stuff http://daiviet.us/wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php the venue was free and it was the deputy town clerk who signed the letter clearing me. May be the town clerk is working on instructions,” Mbabazi said before vowing to continue with his program.
The former NRM Secretary General then embarked on his journey to Jinja town for his rally as 2 police patrol vehicles led his convoy.
However at Namutumba, there was chaos as supporters gathered in the main road in a bid to greet Mbabazi but police could not let them.
The convoy of about 10 vehicles led by Mbabazi’s Toyota V8 Land Cruiser then over took police patrol cars and sped down toward Bugembe, as the supposedly police lead cars were now giving chase.
At Bugembe town, more chaos erupted when a mammoth crowd poured onto the main road forcing the former Prime Minister’s convoy to make a stop -over against the will of the police. The result was teargas covering the entirety of Bugembe town as Amama’s supporters hurled stones back at the law enforcers.
After normalcy was recovered, the convoy moved towards Jinja town but surprised police when it branched off the main road via Masese road before being stopped at Kaazimingi in Jinja Industrial area where he was expected to hold the rally after being informed he could not use Kakindu playground.
At this time police intervened trying to scatter the crowds by firing tear gas but this was in vain as many of them continued coming back. Mbabazi later addressed them and blamed police for what they were doing terming it as being against the law.
After almost a 30 minute stalemate, the new director of police operations Haruna Isabirye intervened trying to calm the situation but all was in vain as supporters blocked the vehicles from proceeding via Kyabazinga road as had been ordered by police.
Police had to deploy trucks as tear gas rocked the whole area and made some arrests before the convoy was forced to drive out of the town plying Kampala road.
During the battle, the head of Mbabazi’s security team only identified as Aine was arrested whereas another one identified as Kule was shot in the leg before being rushed to hospital.
The former leader of government business was later escorted by police to Nile Village Hotel along Kiira road where he held a consultative meeting with some of his supporters after being stopped from holding the meetings at Travel Hotel.
Following Mbabazi’s foiled rally on Wednesday in Soroti town, police said that they were only implementing what is required of presidential aspirants in accordance with the law.
“ It’s against this background that the police which has the primary responsibility of ensuring lawfulness and orderliness of all electoral events including consultative meetings has intervened in line with the electoral security coordination plan to stop aspirants violating these provisions, ”said police publicist Fred Enanga.
However for Mbabazi still insists that his rallies are in accordance with the law and the Electoral Commission and police are violating it when they try to block him.
“Consultation is not only limited to town hall meetings and I hope they won’t keep that line. Under the Public Order Management Act, it is allowed for spontaneous crowds which no one has control over,” Mbabazi told journalists on Tuesday.
Days after falling to Zambia’s Chipolopolo in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Nairobi, order http://currencyaffairs.org/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php several reports have been leaking through the media and the public pinning a section of Kenya national team players for gross indiscipline during the duration of camp at Mvuli hotel.
In the first account, more about http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/contact-form.php an insider source in the Harambee stars circles revealed that several players in the camp sneaked out on the eve of the qualifier to go and party to the extent that some returned early on Sunday morning just hours to the match.
That case is not new in the Kenya team. In 2012, no rx http://coupon-ads.com/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php during Cecafa, two senior players in Paul Were and Kevin were temporarily expelled from the team’s camp in Kampala after sneaking out of camp and returning in the wee hours the next day but were later accommodated back after apologizing.
It is also alleged, though not independently verified, that four players sneaked in a middle-aged lady to the team’s hotel on Friday night, intoxicating her but what transpired thereafter is still a puzzle.
“What is for a fact is that there was a lady roaming our corridors late into the night on Saturday evening which is needless to point out is strictly prohibited. The coaches were asleep and thus might not have been aware,” an inside source revealed.
Former Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson climaxed the interesting episode after annoying a section of the senior players when he prematurely left the national team training at Nyayo stadium last Wednesday with his Kenyan girlfriend who was on the touchline.
Kenya was beaten by Zambia 2-1 despite Gor Mahia’s dangerman Michael Olunga netting the opener.
Pictured above above is former Kenyan captain Dennis Oliech smoking his favorite brand of Shisha. He was part of the starting team despite not featuring in any club competitive football for over seven months.