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Police act to prevent violence in 12 districts

By Nelson Kiva

Added 11th September 2020 07:09 PM

Wakiso district according to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, was anticipated to be a top violence hot spot due to a hot contest between the former LC5 chairperson, Eng. Ian Kyeyune and Moses Mayanja.

Police act to prevent violence in 12 districts

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga

Wakiso district according to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, was anticipated to be a top violence hot spot due to a hot contest between the former LC5 chairperson, Eng. Ian Kyeyune and Moses Mayanja.

POLITICS   2021 ELECTIONS   SECURITY

KAMPALA - As the National Resistance Movement (NRM) held primary elections to choose flagbearers for LC5, city lord mayors and LC5 councillors on Friday, Police tightly acted to prevent violence in 12 districts.

Wakiso district according to the Police spokesperson Fred Enanga, was anticipated to be a top violence hot spot due to a hot contest between the former LC5 chairperson, Eng. Ian Kyeyune and Moses Mayanja.

"The fact that this had dragged in the LC1 chairpersons who had come up openly to support candidates and threatening the supporters of others police couldn't sit back and wait for violence to ensue," Enanga said.

He added, "We had got reports of the chairpersons of Kazo Muganzi Rwaza Cell One and Nabweru South Cell who were threatening some of their people saying if you don't vote so and so we are not going to assist you if you come for our services. That's very wrong and our intelligence and investigating component is handling this."

Mukono was yet another area to monitor. While in Jinja the camps of Titus Kisambira and Moses Batwala put police on tension.

Kabale was another district to watch as the Nelson Isangabashija and Denis Nziirwe battled for the NRM flag for the LC5 seat.

"These ones have a history of violence going by the LC5 elections of 2016," Enanga said.

In Rubanda, supporters of Kenneth Jogo who lost to Henry Musasizi in the just concluded Parliamentary NRM primaries allegedly threatened to disrupt the exercise.

"This was especially in Nyabweru and Rubare sub-counties. In Tororo, we also monitored the situation there because of the tribal sentiments and continued agitation for the district status, violence was feared" he said.

According to Enanga, violence was also anticipated in Tororo South. The aspirant for Nakaseke LC5 seat, Waswa Zilitwawula, who is the incumbent mayor Ngoma town council, posed a threat of violence.

"He is somebody who has a history of violence. So, we are monitoring his activities there," Enanga said.

The intra-party conflict in Kyotera district prompted police to monitor it closely to give no room for any possible violence.

"In Masindi, the incumbent, Cosmas Byaruhanga, is another one whom we are monitoring. He held some illegal rally the other day of which we arrested him," he said.

In Kagadi, Pachwa sub-county, Lwengo and Pader districts are some of the other hot spots police monitored closely during the Friday NRM internal elections.

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