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MP Kaluya released on police bond

By Moses Bikala

Added 1st September 2020 06:09 PM

Kaluya accused some of his political opponents of working hard to ensure his arrest until the day of voting.

MP Kaluya released on police bond

Upon release, Kaluya was escorted by two police vehicles to his home in Nakalama trading center. Photo by Moses Bikala

Kaluya accused some of his political opponents of working hard to ensure his arrest until the day of voting.

POLITICS|ELECTIONS|CRIME

Kigulu south Member of Parliament, Andrew Kaluya, who was arrested on Sunday for holding an illegal procession, has been released on police bond.
 
The regional police commander Busoga east, Anatoli Katungwesi said the legislator had been instructed not to hold processions again besides avoiding wearing military uniforms.
 
Katungwesi said the legislator is to appear before police on required days as they keep monitoring his acts during the campaign period.

"In case we discover that he is violating the law again, we shall not hesitate to re-arrest him," he said.
 
He urged politicians to adopt methods of canvassing for support especially during the time of COVID 19 like using media or moving door to door to avoid being arrested for causing the spread of an infectious disease.
 
Katungwesi denied allegations that police were selective in carrying out arrests during the campaign period saying no one is above the law.

"We as police will not spare anyone in case you are found violating the law," he said.

A top police official who preferred anonymity said the legislator, who was due to be charged before court for holding an illegal procession likely to spread the infection of a disease, was released on police bond upon intervention by some top government officials he declined to disclose.

The Iganga resident district commissioner, Eva Kwesiga, cautioned politicians against moving around with youths she claimed are not genuine voters, adding that the heavy deployment of Uganda people's defense force soldiers in the district is meant to ensure a peaceful election process in the NRM primaries.
 
Kaluya who was released at around 3.30 p.m was later escorted by two police vehicles to his home in Nakalama trading center where he addressed hundreds of his supporters who were anxiously waiting for his release.
 
Kaluya accused some of his political opponents of working hard to ensure his arrest until the day of voting.
 
He appealed to the electorate to remain calm saying he is assured of victory in the NRM primaries on September 5.

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