As earlier announced, Paul Mwiru, an MP for Jinja East along with his supporters on Tuesday rushed to the office of the Kira Regional Police Commander (RPC) in Jinja to demand answers from police over arrest of his (Mwiru) supporters.
Mwiru had in an earlier press conference in Jinja said that the police was being used by the NRM party to arrest his supporters with the aim of bribing them to accept that they were involved in the vote fraud in Jinja east.
Police recently arrested over 15 people for allegedly involving themselves in voter registration fraud in the recently concluded Jinja East Municipality MP by-election.
They are currently detained in different police cells like Kira road police station, Nalufenya and Jinja central police station among others.
Mwiru says his supporters were arrested in order to coerce them or corrupt them to give credit to election fraud allegations.
The legislator argues that police are causing fear among his supporters since they are not sure who the next to be arrested is.
While at the RPC’s office, Mwiru and his supporters told RPC Kira Region Onesmus Mwesigwa that they had come so that he picks those he want to arrest.
Journalists were not allowed into the premises.
Mwiru was able to secure a release-on-bond for Jinja Central Division Chairman LCII, Mubarak Kirunda.
Others were not released.
Kirunda said he was charged with involving himself in vote fraud, but he denied the charges.
Molson Bizitu, the speaker of Jinja municipality, who was arrested and is now on police bond said that the NRM “should look for other things to do because we defeated them in the by-election and they are just wasting their time.”
Mwiru later walked to the Central Police Station in Jinja to rescue his other supporters who have been detained for over 48 hours.