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We Used Reasonable Force: Police Speaks Out on Clashes at FDC Headquarters

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Police have Wednesday responded to a video clip circulating on social media in which the public is claiming that officers stole a mobile phone belonging to an FDC councilor identified as Rashida Naluwooza.

The response was issued by KMP spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango in a detailed account of events and how they unfolded.

According to Onyango, On Tuesday morning, security teams were deployed in various party headquarters in Kampala as they had several activities to provide general security to and that FDC party headquarters, Najjanankumbi, was one of them.

“As the team was providing security at FDC offices, they got information that a section of FDC supporters was planning to leave the offices in a procession and to block Entebbe Road. The security team on the ground were guided that since the President was about to pass in that section of the road heading to Entebbe, no procession should be allowed,” he said.

He said that while Police were manning security, two FDC supporters approached and wanted to enter their headquarters but they were advised to wait until the President passes then they would be allowed to enter.

At the moment no one was permitted to enter or leave the premises.

“They refused and insisted that they must enter by all means. Police used reasonable force and one woman fell down. When she got up, she assaulted one of our officers,” he pointed out.

Responding to theft allegations, he said that “the video shows one of our officers picking something black from the ground. What the officer picked was a Police epaulette/ flap (rank holder) not a mobile phone as alleged by some people on social media. The epaulette got off when the officer was trying to restore order.”

Onyango added, “We are a professional Force and our mandate is to protect life and property.”

Reacting to the incidents, Dr. Kiza Besigye scolded the police force and told them to reduce brutality on the public.



Source – chimpreports.com

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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