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Mbarara: A Wellspring For Opposition Violence?


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advice geneva; font-size: small;”>Mbarara is the only town in the country where protests were reported during the Independence Day celebrations.

This followed hours of running battles with the anti-riot police.

IPC coordinator Omar Kalinge Nyango tells Chimpreports the suspects are now locked up at Mbarara Central Police Station.

The Head of operation was the Regional Police Commander (RPC) Western, Martin Abilu.

The arrested youth are Stanley Katembeya, Israel Kazoba, John Timbyetaho, Bruce Byarugaba, Joshua Twinomujuni, James Arinaitwe and Innocent Mugisha.

Others are Robert Singura, Alex Tukahebwa, Alex Byomuhangi, Gaddafi Mpagi and Abdul Karim Mpagi.

Kalinge says access to the suspects, even by their lawyers has been denied.

“They have also not received food as their family members cannot access them,” said Kalinge.

Last week we reported the arbitrary arrest of five opposition activists who were allegedly denied bail and remanded by Magistrate Grade One Gordon Muhimbise in what opposition described as an “unsatisfactory and clearly unprofessional” manner.

They appear in court again on October 11 in Mbarara High court on charges of incitement to violence contrary to section 83(1) cap 120 of the Penal Code Act and taking part in an unlawful assembly.

The police officer preferring charges is Bosco Guma.


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