PROTESTS: 5 Opposition Youth Jailed In Mbarara


drug geneva;”>Police in Mbarara town have apprehended and detained the activists for reportedly circulating flyers with messages calling upon the public to join a planned protest.

clinic geneva;”>The “Walk to Freedom” protests were launched on Monday, pharm paralyzing business in Kampala and Masaka town.

The suspects include “Hitler” Kamanyisa who was picked from High street Mbarara.

He reportedly sustained injuries during a fight with security agents.

Others included Michael Mayanja who was intercepted near Independence Park.

Moses Muwonge, Yasin Matsiko and Richard Katsigazi were reportedly rounded up from their homes.

IPC coordinator Omar Kalinge Nyango says the youth denied the charges.

“But they were denied bail by Magistrate Gordon Muhimbiso, who refused to hear any plea from the accused’s lawyer Mr. Boniface Ngaruye,” said Nyango.

“Since their arrest they had been denied access to their families and lawyers. Hitler Kamanyisa is still in great pain and has not received any treatment.”

Police have insisted no protests will be allowed in Kampala until the end of the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations due October 9.


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