Police have refuted reports that one of the candidates in the Kyadondo East by-elections, Muwada Nkunyingi was beaten by police before being arrested and later taken to hospital.
Nkunyingi was early in the day arrested while lining up to cast his vote at Kiteezi disabled polling station.
The candidate caused chaos at the station after he was told that his name was transferred to another polling station by the Electoral Commission without notifying him.
Some accounts had it that Nkunyingi had cast his vote earlier but later crossed to another polling station to cause chaos.
Police later arrested him and took him to Kasangati police station from where he was later taken to hospital after he complained of pain.
Police spokesperson Asan Kasinye who is on ground in Kyadondo East told the media at Kasangati police station that no police officer hit Nkunyingi, and that he was only doing comedy.
“The candidate wanted to create attention, he is not sick and has not been hit in anyway,” Kasingye said.
“He was told to get to the line where he had to vote from, when they refused him to stand in the wrong line, he sat down; police arrested him and brought him to the police station where he informed us that he was sick.”
He added, “Police later led him to the hospital, but he wasn’t even sick.”
Commenting on earlier unrest in Kasangati, Kasingye said the police has everything under control and will ensure that peace and stability is upheld.