An empty coffin was reportedly dumped at the house of one of the contestants for the Ruhinda South parliamentary seat.
The aspirant, Mr Arthur Kazoora Atwebembeire says he found the coffin with several Shs 2000 notes surrounding it.
Kazoora is one of the contestants in the upcoming NRM primaries for the parliamentary race.
Ada Nasiima, the Mitooma Resident District Commissioner confirmed this development.
The RDC says police and her office were alerted by the residents of Rwakikambuzi cell, in Mutara Sub County Mitooma district about the incident.
Nasiima condemned the act as “satanic” adding that it might be aimed at threatening the candidate.
“This is just an intimidation trick, but be sure that we shall vote on Friday and out of the contestants, one person must win,” the RDC says.
“This shouldn’t be the way of soliciting for support from the public”
On his part, Kazoora says he first learnt of the coffin and money in his compound from neighbors.
He added that the notes totaled Shs Ugx 74,000.
Kazoora says nonetheless that he is not scared of the development because he’s a true Christian.
“Am not worried because I got saved and the head of laity of my church and the Archdeaconry. Am sure I will win this election. It is good that police has come and started investigations to find who is behind this” he said.
Athur Kazoora, Ambrosio Byamugisha Muhoozi and several others are contesting against the incumbent Ruhinda South legislator Hon Captain Dononzio Kahonda.
The NRM Parliamentary flag bearer Elections are slated for September 4th 2020.