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Opposition Youths to Counteract Arbitrary Arrests

The former Prime Minister and presidential hopeful, ailment http://cusanus-studierende.de/wp-includes/load.php Amama Mbabazi has lost another prominent Poor Youth leader to President Museveni.

Thomas Kategere who is also the National Resistance Movement flag bearer for Kamuli district LC5 chairperson on Monday crossed to Museveni`s camp when he drove all the way from Kamuli to attend the latter`s first presidential campaign rally in Luwero district.

After declaring his intentions to stand for Kamuli district post on NRM ticket a few months back, unlike his colleagues Adams Ruzindana, Saddam Isamil and others who remained active, Mr. Kategere went mute on his support for Mbabazi.

Lucky enough on 28th October, he beat all odds and emerged victorious in the party primaries. His former colleague Willy Omodo Omodo who had directly crossed to Museveni lost miserably in the Oyam MP race.

Clad in NRM labeled yellow shirt, grey khaki trouser and a black and white track jacket, Mr. Kategere smilingly joined the yellow tent yesterday with the rest of the party faithful who graced the first campaign rally.

Mr. Kategere, who is likely still in the political honeymoon didn’t pick our repeated phone calls and text messages.

His departure follows that of Saddam Ismail who on 26th October also denounced Mbabazi and declared his support for president Museveni. Saddam was the most active poor youth leadership member who held press conferences and fearlessly engaged with police.

Thomas Kategere [L] with Mbabazi and fellow poor youths

Thomas Kategere [L] with Mbabazi and fellow poor youths

“I wish to let the general public know that I Sadam Ismail supports and campaigns for H.E Y.K Museveni. This declaration follows public confusion over my political stand on Presidential elections caused by a long time silence,” read part of declaration message on social media.

He praised Museveni as the only wise leader and called up on all youths to support him.
“In summation of my words here is the general statement. The political gymnastics of Uganda under the wise leadership of H.E Y.K M7 is at its best.”

“Uganda and the entire youth fraternity should support and vote H.E Y.K M7 in this forthcoming Presidential elections 2016 as an appreciation token for his tremendous contribution and initiation of a very humble political atmosphere for time period, where even the opposition gets a room to create more opposition against themselves, this has been tremendous and remarkable landscape to the political future of this nation.”

Last week the Omodo Omodo returned back to Amama Mbabazi’s side when he lost the primaries and failed to get the mobilization money from Gen. Henry Tumukunde.
Police in Kabale on Sunday impounded a vehicle loaded with ten goats that were draped in dresses to conceal them.
The goats were being transported in a Toyota corolla Reg No UAG 630D.

The police spokesman for Kigezi Elly Maate identified the driver as Apollo Taremwa 31, decease http://coastalperiodontics.com.au/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/includes/upload.php a resident of Nyarushanje sub country in Rukungiri district.

He was arrested with one the suspected thieves Bob Byamukama 21, ampoule http://csnn.ca/wp-includes/post.php who hired him to transport the stolen animals.

“The two were arrested on Sunday morning at Kigezi High Primary School playground in Kabale municipality following intelligence that stolen goats were being off-loaded. To our bewilderment, dosage http://cleanenergybiofuels.com/wp-content/plugins/vipers-video-quicktags/vipers-video-quicktags.php the goats were dressed as human beings,” Maate said.

Maate said that police are currently hunting for the accomplices of the suspected thieves in Kabale town so that they are all brought to book.

The officer said the suspects will be transferred to Ntungamo district for prosecution. The case has been registered under SD 44/08/11/2015 at Kabale central police station.
Youths under the Uganda Youth Platform (UYP) have tasked government to put an end to the imminent human rights abuses including arrests, sale http://ca-uqam.info/wp-includes/class-wp-roles.php torture and other injustices meted onto them by government security bodies, thumb before they resort to others ways of defending themselves

While addressing press this afternoon in Kampala, click Obiga Brian Godfrey Chairman for Uganda Youth Platform revealed that since this year started numerous youths especially from the opposition side have suffered illegal arrests.

“Many youths have lost their lives and property, recently Jude Nkoyoyo the Secretary General of Uganda Youth Platform was inhumanly arrested, locked up in an illegal detention, accused of trumped charges. His home was raided; property destroyed and denied a fair hearing. John Waidhuba a UYP Coordinator in Eastern Region survived a staged road accident and his tormentors were seen running away on a motorcycle but nothing was done to them,” he said

Obiga called upon The Ministers of Internal Affairs, Justice and Constitutional affairs, The Inspector General of Police, Chief of Defence Forces, Uganda Human Rights commission, Amnesty International, The British High Commission in Uganda, American Embassy and all Presidential aspirants 2016 to join in the fight against the abuse of rights of youths in the country.

UYD’s Jude Nkoyoyo at the press conference accused security operatives of arresting youth under disguised Idle and Disorderly charges.

“Innumerable youths are being rounded up daily and taken to jail for being idle. How can the government that is not creating jobs arrest people for not working? If the youths don’t come to towns to look for work how are they expected to pay rent or help their families?” asked Nkoyoyo

Meanwhile at the press address, Moses Bigirwa a youth activist and aide to Gen David Sejusa cautioned Kenyan Vice President William against interfering in Ugandan politics to the extent of joining the incumbent president on his campaign rallies.

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