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Activists Raise Voices On Pro-Mbabazi Youth Arrest

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medicine http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/global/wrapper-end.php sans-serif; color: #222222;”>IGP Gen Kale Kayihura defended police action which led to the detention of NRM youth supporters also allied to the Prime Minsiter, Amama Mbabazi.


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Addressing the press in Kampala, the group, which comprises of political parties’ youth wings and society organisations, accused the IGP for makingunfounded remarks without substantial evidence”.


Francis Mwijukye, a youth activist and member of FDC attacked Kayihura for taking a military decision against civilians who are innocent.


“I spent two months in detention on orders of Kayihura. I was sent to Luzira prison on claims of being a rebel and was later released after police failed produce evidence,” Mwijukye narrated.


Speaking at the same function, Gerald Karuhanga, the youth Member of Parliament for Western Uganda, wondered why police is making a big deal out of Mbabazi’s decision to vie for the presidential seat.


Karuhanga described this as a “direct sign where government is against peaceful transition of power”.


Moses Awor Kibang, the Secretary Legal Affairs FDC, dismissed claims that they have been hired to fight Mbabazi wars.


He asserted that he old enough to take a mature decision without any one’s influence.


Sanyu Penelopa, a youth activist from the Uhuru Institute, condemned thebrutal arrest” of pro-Mbabazi youth as a manifestation of depriving the youth a chance to participate in active democracy.


Andrew Karamagi, another activist and lawyer, described the IGP’s remarks as “defamatory” because they lacked the required evidence.


He cited the bitter exchange which has been appearing in the press between Mbabazi’s wife Jacqueline and Kayihura, which he described as “shameful”.

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