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Mitooma Police Blocks Linda Kalembe’s Campaign

Police in Mitooma district on Monday blocked Independent presidential candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe from heading to Rukungiri district for her campaign rallies.

Kalembe says she was scheduled to campaign in Bushenyi, Rubirizi, Sheema and Mitooma as well as Rukungiri and Kanungu.

After winding up her campaigns in greater Bushenyi, she set out to go to Rukungiri but was blocked at Kasheshero, which borders Rukungiri and Mitooma by heavily armed police. She sought an explanation from the Mitooma District Police Commander, Samuel Olumu who ordered her to return where she was coming from.

In a heated exchange, Olumu said Rukungiri is a no go area for any other presidential candidate other than the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate and incumbent president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Olumu said security cannot allow Kalembe to campaign in Rukungiri where Museveni was also holding his campaign meeting.

Kalembe said there was no reason for police to block her yet she had a very small convoy of three vehicles, which cannot cause any commotion. She also faulted police for favouring Museveni yet he is currently a presidential candidate like others.

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