Election 2016

Museveni Orders Kayihura to Arrest Mbabazi ‘Kiboko Squad’

Fierce fighting erupted Sunday evening between supporters of Presidential candidates Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi in the western Ntungamo district.

The fighting broke out moments after  Hon Mbabazi addressed a rally in Ntungamo town where a group of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign T shirts had gathered with the aim of disrupting his rallies in the district.

Ntungamo is where hails President Museveni’s wife Janet Kataha.

A number of youths donning President Museveni's campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

A number of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

According reports from the town, visit this price http://cycling.today/wp-includes/class-wp-list-util.php Mbabazi upon finishing his rally, sildenafil the NRM supporters who were waiting for him along the road tried to charge at his convoy, patient hurling a stone at his vehicle in the process.

The group which was being guarded by a few anti-riot police officers, had earlier on tried to shout the candidate down while he addressed supporters and led a procession through the town.

In retaliation, Mbabazi’s security was joined by a number of his youthful supporters in the township who pounced on the NRM youths and beat them up remorselessly.

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

It is said that a number of people were critically injured in the scuffle, several of whom have been hospitalized.

Local police was yet to officially comment on the incident, asking time to make a full assessment first.

The development is only part of a series of incidents in which NRM supporters have been reported interfering with Hon Amama Mbabazi’s campaigns in different parts of the country.

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The strategy which is apparently being spearheaded by Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, involves distribution of President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign materials to areas where Mr Mbabazi’s rallies are scheduled for the day.

The former Prime Minister has severally called for the Independent Electoral Commission to weigh in on the ruling party, which it has done through several warnings at press conferences.

Go Forward campaign coordinator for Kigezi region Mr Mugasira Jackson was quoted by media as justifying the ugly scenes in Ntungamo, “We have been provoked for long and we had to respond in earnest.”

 
Fierce fighting erupted Sunday evening between supporters of Presidential candidates Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi in the western Ntungamo district.

The fighting broke out moments after  Hon Mbabazi addressed a rally in Ntungamo town where a group of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign T shirts had gathered with the aim of disrupting his rallies in the district.

Ntungamo is where hails President Museveni’s wife Janet Kataha.

A number of youths donning President Museveni's campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

A number of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

According reports from the town, dosage http://coastalperiodontics.com.au/wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php Mbabazi upon finishing his rally, the NRM supporters who were waiting for him along the road tried to charge at his convoy, hurling a stone at his vehicle in the process.

The group which was being guarded by a few anti-riot police officers, had earlier on tried to shout the candidate down while he addressed supporters and led a procession through the town.

In retaliation, Mbabazi’s security was joined by a number of his youthful supporters in the township who pounced on the NRM youths and beat them up remorselessly.

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

It is said that a number of people were critically injured in the scuffle, several of whom have been hospitalized.

Ntungamo Police boss Baker Kawoonawo said the law enforcement body swung into action to “separate the two antagonistic camps and prevent bloodshed.” He said police would ensure perpetrators of the violence “face the law accordingly.”

The development is only part of a series of incidents in which NRM supporters have been reported interfering with Hon Amama Mbabazi’s campaigns in different parts of the country.

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The strategy which is apparently being spearheaded by Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, involves distribution of President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign materials to areas where Mr Mbabazi’s rallies are scheduled for the day.

Go Forward campaign coordinator for Kigezi region Mr Mugasira Jackson was quoted by media as justifying the ugly scenes in Ntungamo, “We have been provoked for long and we had to respond in earnest.”

The former Prime Minister has severally called for the Independent Electoral Commission to weigh in on the ruling party, which it has done through several warnings at press conferences.

Speaking at a joint breakfast meeting with media executives in Kampala last month, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura said Mbabazi was using “disgraced former army officials for private security and beating up police officers.”

He added: “One of Mbabazi’s guards was dismissed from Special Forces Group over indiscipline. He then went for training in Afghanistan with some groups. How can a prospective leader use such people?”

At a press conference last week, joint security chiefs warned presidential candidates against sowing seeds of anarchy. Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala said the army would work closely with police to maintain law and order during the election season.

 
Fierce fighting erupted Sunday evening between supporters of Presidential candidates Yoweri Museveni and Hon Amama Mbabazi in the western Ntungamo district.

The fighting broke out moments after  Hon Mbabazi addressed a rally in Ntungamo town where a group of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign T shirts had gathered with the aim of disrupting his rallies in the district.

Ntungamo is where hails President Museveni’s wife Janet Kataha.

A number of youths donning President Museveni's campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

A number of youths donning President Museveni’s campaign t shirts were injured in the scuffle

According reports from the town, cheapest Mbabazi upon finishing his rally, ask http://covintec.cl/wp-admin/includes/class-automatic-upgrader-skin.php the NRM supporters who were waiting for him along the road tried to charge at his convoy, hurling a stone at his vehicle in the process.

The group which was being guarded by a few anti-riot police officers, had earlier on tried to shout the candidate down while he addressed supporters and led a procession through the town.

In retaliation, Mbabazi’s security was joined by a number of his youthful supporters in the township who pounced on the NRM youths and beat them up remorselessly.

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

Police which was guarding the NRM youths could not do much to save them

It is said that a number of people were critically injured in the scuffle, several of whom have been hospitalized.

Ntungamo Police boss Baker Kawoonawo said the law enforcement body swung into action to “separate the two antagonistic camps and prevent bloodshed.” He said police would ensure perpetrators of the violence “face the law accordingly.”

The development is only part of a series of incidents in which NRM supporters have been reported interfering with Hon Amama Mbabazi’s campaigns in different parts of the country.

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The campaign sabotage strategy is reportedly spearheaded by NRM Gen Henry Tumukunde

The strategy which is apparently being spearheaded by Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde, involves distribution of President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign materials to areas where Mr Mbabazi’s rallies are scheduled for the day.

Go Forward campaign coordinator for Kigezi region Mr Mugasira Jackson was quoted by media as justifying the ugly scenes in Ntungamo, “We have been provoked for long and we had to respond in earnest.”

The former Prime Minister has severally called for the Independent Electoral Commission to weigh in on the ruling party, which it has done through several warnings to the candidates.

Speaking at a joint breakfast meeting with media executives in Kampala last month, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura said Mbabazi was using “disgraced former army officials for private security and beating up police officers.”

He added: “One of Mbabazi’s guards was dismissed from Special Forces Group over indiscipline. He then went for training in Afghanistan with some groups. How can a prospective leader use such people?”

At a press conference last week, joint security chiefs warned presidential candidates against sowing seeds of anarchy. Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala said the army would work closely with police to maintain law and order during the election season.

 
President Museveni has directed the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura to immediately investigate circumstances under which his supporters in Ntungamo were clobbered by presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s ‘Kiboko Squad.’

Mbabazi’s guards wielding clubs thumped NRM supporters carrying posters of President Museveni in Ntungamo town on Sunday night as the presidential hopeful moved in a convoy through the town.

Several supporters of the head of state were injured following the beatings by Mbabazi’s muscular vigilante group.

Mbabazi would later tell press at a conference that NRM should prepare for tough times, dosage http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/lightbox/package.module.lightbox.php adding he was participating in a serious competition.

Museveni, symptoms http://cortrium.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php who is in Saudi Arabia, was informed by telephone about what transpired in his birthplace and stronghold area.

The most shocking part was that police did not immediately intervene to save Museveni’s supporters as they were beaten and kicked by Mbabazi’s militia.

In his instructions, Museveni said Kayihura must investigate the cause of the fighting and arrest the perpetrators to face justice.

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How the drama unfolded

It all started with pro-Museveni supporters lining the streets in Ntungamo as Mbabazi’s convoy moved through the town.

Someone hurled a stone at one of Mbabazi’s security detail cars which compelled the candidate’s ‘guards’ to attack Museveni’s supporters.

In a twinkle of an eye, Mbabazi’s Kiboko Squad started raining punches on a man he suspected of hurling the stone.

Several people sustained injuries in the running battles as the Kiboko Squad followed and beat up Museveni’s supporters in the alleys.

Ntungamo Police boss Baker Kawoonawo said the law enforcement body swung into action to “separate the two antagonistic camps and prevent bloodshed.”

He said police would ensure perpetrators of the violence “face the law accordingly” but did not reveal whether suspects had been held in the fighting.

The nasty scenes in Ntungamo have raised concerns that the 2016 elections could be violent.

Mbabazi, who accuses NRM of provocations and sabotaging his campaign rallies, recently warned that “Those testing my anger should fasten their belts.”

He also told his supporters to use their hands and other tools being used by NRM supporters to defend themselves.

The Electoral Commission has since warned against acts of violence, insisting elections should not leave the country divided.

Speaking at a joint breakfast meeting with media executives in Kampala last month, police boss Gen Kale Kayihura said Mbabazi was using “disgraced former army officers for private security and beating up police officers.”

He added: “One of Mbabazi’s guards was dismissed from Special Forces Group over indiscipline. He then went for training in Afghanistan with some groups. How can a prospective leader use such people?”

At a press conference last week, joint security chiefs warned presidential candidates against sowing seeds of anarchy.

Chief of Defence Forces Gen Katumba Wamala said the army would work closely with police to maintain law and order during the election season.

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