Candidate Muwadda hurt in brutal arrest, hospitalised

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Kyadondo East Constituency Candidate, Muwadda Nkunyingi, hospitalised after brutal arrest

Kyadondo East Constituency Candidate, Muwadda Nkunyingi, was on Thursday brutally arrested by police while his rivals cast their votes to secure the seat.

Muwadda sustained severe injuries during his arrest and was hospitalised at Univik health centre in Kamwokya where he is receiving treatment.

The candidate woke up early like his competitors and queued to cast his vote with the hope of winning the by-election by 85%.

While in the line, Muwadda was allocated a new voters slip and told to vote from another polling station at Kiteezi.

He refused, sat down and caused a fracas, demanding an explanation from the electoral commission.

“I did not apply for a transfer of polling station,” he said, upon which police officers manhandled him.

He was quickly arrested and bundled into a police vehicle-not in-front but under the seats.

“This is unfair, I vote from this polling station; why are they transferring me to another polling station?” he tried to protest.

Earlier, Muwadda had told press he was going to win the election by 80-85%.

“A team of 30 lawyers is going to follow this election so that electoral commission is not used,” he said.

He added: “For now, it’s too early to assume that there’s anyone who’s going to win apart from me.”

Meanwhile, a one Muhammad Kayongo was also arrested for causing violence at Kasangati Dispensary polling station while five others were picked from Kasangati resort during a riot.

Kayongo picked for causing chaos

It was alleged that NRM kept pre-ticked ballots in favour of Sitenda Sebalu at the said resort.

Emilian Kayima, the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, said security is now good because their officers are already stationed at different polling stations.

“I heard some people making bad statements. I think the best one can do is to vote for their candidate and wait for results.”

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