Hundreds of Mukono Municipality residents yesterday thronged St Augustine Church-Seeta, to witness the official launch of the campaigns for their area Member of parliament, Betty Nambooze Bakireke who is now holding the flag of the National Unity Platform (NUP).
With` the crowd exceeding the restrictions set by the Electoral Commission and the Ministry of Health, Police was expected to butt in and disperse the meeting.
However, by 2pm, the church grounds had filled to maximum, and police never intervened.
“Police today behaved, so we thank you. Self-regulation is one of the most effective tools. I was impressed by the police giving us space to enforce the laws meant for compliance,” Nambooze said.
“I am talking as a trained law enforcer,” she said adding, “As a Law enforcement officer in Mukono, I would always invite the community to work with me and that is why I am always able to win elections in the same area where I police everybody,” she noted.
Yesterday evening, the Ministry of Health relaxed the requirement of maximum of 70 people attending political rallies and other gatherings.
Going forward, Minister Jane Ruth Aceng said such meetings will be allowed up to 200 attendees.