MPs arrested over nomination processions

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Thursday’s nomination exercise generally went on peaceful in most of Kampala Metropolitan area.

Police deployed officers in strategic places to ensure that the exercise was carried out smoothly without any major problem.

However, there are candidates who were trying to defy the EC guidelines of moving in two cars and for them they were travelling in a procession of motorcycles and motor vehicles.

Notably, they are Hon. Ssemujju Nganda of Kira Municipality, Hon. Allan Ssewanyana of Makindye West, Hon. Betty Nambooze of Mukono Municipality, Hon. Kato Lubwoma of Lubaga South, Wakayima Hannington Musoke, a candidate in Nansana Municipality, Mr Farouk Ntege in Makindye Division, Mr. Mathias Mulumba candidate for Kawempe North.

They were handled professionally, according to SP Patrick Onyango,
PRO KMP.

Over 15 motor vehicles that were part of Hon. Ssemujju’s convoy were impounded at parked at Nansana Police Station.

Two suspects were arrested.

Two motorcycles were also impounded.

Hon. Ssewanyana and Ntege are being held at Katwe Police Station.

Hon. Ssewanyana is being held with over 31 of his supporters.

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