Police has set free at least 60 of the many supporters of Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] arrested during the recently concluded Jinja East by-election.
Most of them were agents of the FDC candidate and now Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru.
On Sunday, Mwiru said 60 of his comrades had been released from what he called illegal incarceration while other eight remain behind bars.
“Some of our comrades (60) are out of illegal incarceration. 8 others still in jail,” Mwiru explained.
On March 16, Mwiru said he was still struggling to get out over 50 supporters from police cells across Jinja district.
Arrested by police and military police, 45 of these suspects were driven to Nalufenya police detention facility and others to Kayunga Central Police Station.
They were later released on Friday 16th March.
Hon. Harriet Nakweede the FDC Kayunga District Chairman who also doubles as Kayunga Town council Deputy Mayor, Hon Eng Patrick Amuriat Oboi FDC Party President, former FDC president Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, Hon. Mwiru who also doubles as the FDC Deputy spokesperson, Hon. Mwijukye Francis FDC Deputy Treasurer General also Buhweju county MP, Hon. Nyanjura Doreen FDC Secretary for trade and industry, Chairman Iddi Ouma the FDC National Youth League Chairman, the FDC leadership of Kayunga and Jinja all played a big part in their release.
Meanwhile, Jinja Central Division Chairman Kirunda Mubarak who was beaten to a coma, remains hospitalised at Nile hospital in Jinja town in a critical condition.
Bugweri county MP Hon Abdu Katuntu says at least Shs5 billion went down the drain this week Jinja East by-election because of bad politics.
“Wasteful expenditure of tax money that would have been avoided,” Katuntu said on Saturday while appearing on Capital FM’s “Capital Gang” show.