DP Youths Arrested Over Planned Kawuma Protest

Police have arrested two Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) members for alleged plans to incite violence.

The detained, Elisa Kadu Kalibaala and Musoke Flugencio are currently held at the Kampala Central Police Station (CPS).

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango confirmed the arrest.

“We got information that there were people who were printing T-shirts with inciting messages. The DPC central police station (CPS) was tasked to find out and two people have been arrested,” said Onyango.

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He however said that the arrested persons are being questioned and will later be released.

Speaking to journalists about the arrest, the UYD administrator Isaac Mado said 3 sacks of T-shirts were impounded by the police.

He confirmed that UYD was organising prayers in Lusanja in memory of the late Bobi wine’s driver Yassin Kawuma who was gunned down last year in Arua district in the area by-election violence.

Mado however, says Police arrested four people and not two as Onyango told police.


The arrested persons according to Mado are Elisa Kadu, Moses Katabu, John Mary Sebuwufu and Musoke Flugencio.

He said the impounded T-shirts had words: Rest in Peace Yassin Kawuma.

Mado says UYD is already in touch with its lawyers to take police to court.

“We expected police to give us a report on the death of Yassin Kawuma but it has rather come to UYD offices with its sister Agencies, arrested our members and confiscated our T-shirts. We are going to take police to court,” he added.

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