BUKOTO STORM: Police Summon CBS’ Nsereko, Nambooze

recipe geneva; font-size: small;”>The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has ordered the duo to appear at their headquarters in Kibuli, and Kampala on Thursday over comments they made about the ongoing Bukoto South by-election campaigns.

thumb geneva;”>Police spokesperson Asuman Mugenyi told on Wednesday that Nambooze and Nsereko have been summoned under section 27 (a) of police Act for reportedly “exerting undue influence on Bukoto South voters” during a political talk show at CBS.

“On the 28th of June, while appearing on CBS, where Nsereko was the moderator, and Nambooze as a participant, the two made utterances that could exert undue influence on voters which is legally wrong,” said Mugenyi.

“We think it was not called for. We want them to clarify on those statements we suspect amounted to committing an offence,” added Mugenyi.

“They are supposed to come to CID tomorrow at 2pm. You know we have powers to summon you when we suspect that what you did or said amounts to committing or abetting a crime,” he cautioned.

It has emerged that during the political talk show “Kkiriza oba gaana,” Nambooze reportedly asked voters not to elect NRM candidate Alintuma Nsambu, accusing him of abusing and disrespecting the Kabaka of Buganda.

The Bukoto by-election has of recent been stormy with voters loyal to Nsambu and his DP rival Mathias Nsubuga engaging in deadly physical fights.

Nsambu accuses Buganda Kingdom officials of fanning tribal sentiments in the area by accusing him of disrespecting the Kabaka.

In response to the explosive situation, IGP Lt. Gen. Kale Kayihura on Tuesday dispatched 1,500 anti-riot personnel to maintain law and order ahead of the elections due July 12.

Government in 2009 switched off CBS for reportedly inciting violence, acts that culminated into the destructive Kayunga riots.

The Kingdom later held negotiations with the President who ordered its re-opening in 2010.


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