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The Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura has rushed to Ntungamo to assess what could have caused the violence on Sunday evening as Amama Mbabazi and President Yoweri Museveni’s supporters brawled.

“The IGP who was in Mbarara has today rushed to Ntungamo  to try to find out the cause of the violence .We expect  to release a preliminary report  as soon as possible, medicine http://cdaink.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-delete-media-v1-1-endpoint.php ” Enanga said on Monday.

He added, seek http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-embeds-endpoint.php “We have arrested 2 suspects to help us in investigations on how and who caused the violence that led to injury of many people.”

The police mouthpiece said they were still trying to figure out how such an incident could happen despite the security deployment and clear warnings from the Electoral Commission.

“We are recording statements from victims as well as analyzing the footage to find out whether this kind of violence is a new campaign strategy and why it is being manifested now. We need to find out whether the perpetuators of the violence were residents of Ntungamo and how they were hurriedly assembled.”

Enanga said  the police force is looking at possibilities that the group of goons had been hired and assembled to do that job of carrying out violence adding that  they will leave no stone unturned as far as getting to the bottom of the violence that marred Mbabazi’s rally on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/sso/class.jetpack-sso-helpers.php ugly scenes marred the streets of Ntungamo town after Mbabazi and president Museveni   supporters were involved in a fight that turned out bloody as many of Museveni supporters were badly beaten.

According to police, the chaos started at the close of Mbabazi’s rally at Kyamate stadium when an unidentified person hurled a stone at the former Prime Minister’s convoy.


Enanga said that they have recorded 9 victims who were rushed to Ntungamo health Centre.

The Electoral Commission recently warned against acts of violence, insisting elections should not leave the country divided.

Speaking at a joint breakfast meeting with media executives in Kampala last month, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura accused   Mbabazi of using “disgraced former army officials for private security and beating up police officers.

He insisted: “One of Mbabazi’s guards was dismissed from Special Forces Group over indiscipline. He then went for training in Afghanistan with some groups. How can a prospective leader use such people?”

The body of Bukomansimbi Woman Member of Parliament Susan Namaganda who passed away on Friday arrived amidst emotion at Parliament for viewing and for the legislators to eulogize her in plenary.

The body was received by Speaker of Parliament, dosage http://cizgisactasarim.com/wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php Rebecca Kadaga, store http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-metadata-lazyloader.php Parliament Clerk Jane Kibirige and MPs who attended the special sitting.

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Parliament Clerk Jane Kibirige
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga and Parliament Clerk Jane Kibirige

Earlier in the morning, this the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Abed Bwanika arrived at Parliament to also pay his last respects.

MPs prepare to receive Hon Namaganda's body
MPs prepare to receive Hon Namaganda’s body

Other prominent political leaders who came to Parliament included Democratic Party president, Norbert Mao, the Uganda Federal Alliance party president, Betty Namisango Kamya among others.

Namaganda's body lies in State
Namaganda’s body lies in State

The Vice President, Edward Ssekandi and several East African Legislative Assembly MPs who work with husband of the departed legislator, Fred Mukasa Mbidde also attended.

MPs Betty Namboze and Mariam Nalubega console each other at DP President Norbert Mao arrives at Parliament
MPs Betty Namboze and Mariam Nalubega console each other at DP President Norbert Mao arrives at Parliament

Namaganda died from the Intensive Care Unit of Kampala International Hospital where she was rushed to after sustain injuries in an accident on Thursday along Masaka-Kampala highway.
In a bid to promote stronger cross border interactions and community engagements, viagra sale http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-content/themes/videozoom/functions/wpzoom/pages/admin.php the EAC Secretariat, http://dentistryatthepark.com/wp-admin/includes/import.php in collaboration with East Africa Local Governments Association (EALGA), http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-customcss.php the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the German International Development Agency (GIZ), organized a fun-filled sports and cultural festival at Cyanika town on the border of Rwanda and Uganda over the weekend.

Mixed male and female volleyball team from Uganda and Rwanda in a play-ofF
Mixed male and female volleyball team from Uganda and Rwanda in a play-ofF

The Festival aimed at engaging ordinary citizens of the EAC Partner States about the privileges available to them, as well as providing a platform on which they can meet, share, have fun and interact as one community under the EAC.

Bringing together over 1,300 festival-goers, the town of Cyanika was painted in an array of sports, including football, volleyball and cycling, cultural expressions and artistry from Uganda and Rwanda.

Cyclers being directed to the finish line as they complete the 10-km race
Cyclers being directed to the finish line as they complete the 10-km race

The Festival was graced by Mr. Sam Byibeshyo, the Lord Mayor of Kisoro town, Uganda and Mr. Samuel Sembagare, the Lord Mayor of Burera district-Northern Provence, Rwanda.

Local dancers from Rwanda entertaining revelers at the festival
Local dancers from Rwanda entertaining revelers at the festival

Other attendees included government officials from the district regional offices in Kisoro, Uganda and Burera, Rwanda, police and immigration officers from the local border authorities, women and young traders.

“This is an exciting step forward for the Community in getting East Africans more engaged in the integration process,” said Mr. Owora Richard Othieno, EAC’s Principal Information and Public Relations Officer.

The year of the East African Citizen is in line with the EAC Consultative Dialogue Framework which ensures continuous dialogue between the EAC Secretariat, Organs and Institutions, Local governments Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) and other Interest Groups both at the national and regional level.

The Consultative Dialogue Framework is aimed at ensuring that the integration process proceeds with the involvement of the citizens of EAC Partner States and is undertaken in the context of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Speaking at the Festival, Mr. Byibeshyo expressed his gratitude to the EAC Secretariat and local governments for bringing together citizens from Uganda and Rwanda to work together and promote integration, adding that, “we will continue to support the journey that the EAC has started, and I call upon every East African to join hands and fight whatever obstacles that hinder the integration of East Africa.”

In concurrence with the Ugandan Mayor, Mr. Sembagare, empathized on the importance of East Africans to take ownership of the integration process and, “use the opportunities availed by the Common Market and the Single Customs regimes to enhance good neighbourliness and community development.”

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