Minister in charge of Economic Monitoring Henry Banyenzaki is being investigated by police for momentarily kidnapping Pastoli Twinomuhangi the Kabale District Speaker.
The speaker was over the weekend intercepted and held by the minister while he traveled with another aspirant for Muko Sub County LC3 chairpersonship identified as Balaba and one Vincent Akansasira.
The three who were riding in motor vehicle number UAP 714J, sickness http://damnyouautocorrect.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-recaptcha/uninstall.php were blocked at Ndekura Kyenyi in Muko Sub County Kabale district while returning from a rally in Kyenyi.
Twinomuhangi told Chimpreports they were blocked by vehicle number UG 2253C from which Minister Banyenzaki later emerged and ordered him to roll the window.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale district LC5 boss says he was contacted by the speaker telling him that he had been blocked by some people led by the Minister.
Twinomuhangi also called the acting police commander Augustine Nakitari and the district internal security officer Robert Nabimanya.
The Kigezi Region Police Commander Assistant commissioner of Police Ben Mubangizi confirmed receiving the complaint, and said he had deployed officers to handle the issue.
When our reporter contacted Banyenzaki on phone he informed us that they blocked the speaker because they had reliable information that they had in the car fake NRM registers and some ballot papers but they had no ill intentions of harming them.
Bad blood has grown between the two who have for long been friends until when Twinomuhangi decided to support Banyenzaki’s political nemesis Eng Denis Sabiti Bamwoya the former commissioner of transport in the ministry of works and transport who is giving Banyenzaki the run for his money in the impending NRM primaries for the Rubanda County west MP seat that he has been occupying since 2001.
This is the second time that the minister if being accused of kidnap. In August this year he reportedly intercepted and blocked Moses Nuwagaba the former Kabale district deputy RDC at Omukidebe trading centre in Rubaare Ntungamo district.