Two arrested, several other suspects on the run for assaulting NRM supporter in Mukono 

Posted: 2020-12-22T12:03:50Z
Two arrested, several other suspects on the run for assaulting NRM supporter in Mukono 

Police in Mukono are investigating cases of assault, defacing of posters and malicious damage that happened at Katoogo village in Mukono District.


Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson says Abdallah Kiwanuka an MP candidate for Mukono North on National Unity platform (NUP) ticket, held a campaign rally at Katoogo Trading Centre which was attended by more than 200 people, who didn't follow the Ministry of Health standard operating procedures and Independent Electoral Commission guidelines. 


The rally went past the official campaign time of 1800hrs.


It is during the rally that it is alleged that his supporters assaulted Joseph Lujja, 26, a resident of Buyuki village Katoogo Parish Nama Sub County, who was wearing a yellow NRM T-shirt, as he was approaching their campaign venue. 


He was hit with sticks on the head. 


They then started defacing posters including that of NRM MP Candidate Ronald Kibuule and destroyed other properties.


Security personnel, including LDUs attached to Mukono battalion, responded immediately but met some resistance but managed to arrest two people, who are currently detained at Mukono Police Station. 


The suspects are Robert Kato and Daniel Mutebi. The Police are still looking for other suspects.


According to Onyango, statements have been recorded from eyewitnesses and the scene visited while a medical form has been issued to the victim.


“We want to warn politicians who are inciting their supporters to engage in violence to stop forthwith otherwise the long arm of the law will catch up with them” he warned.